Interesting Facts about Monkeys

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

There are about 260 species of monkeys all over the world.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Monkeys are categorised into two: New World Monkeys and Old World Monkeys. New World Monkeys live in South America, while Old World Monkeys live in Asia and Africa.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Monkeys are loud creatures, especially when they are in the wild. The Howler monkey is the loudest monkey. Its howl can be heard up to three miles in an open area. Howler monkeys are mostly seen resting.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Interestingly, monkeys never catch a cold.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Monkeys are very social animals and live in groups. A group of monkeys is called a troop. They maintain a hierarchy system and live in families. A family can consist of about a hundred members. 

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

The Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest monkey in the world. It can grow only up to six inches.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

The Mandrill monkey is the largest monkey. It is almost 1 m in height and weighs about 35 kg. It is also the heaviest monkey in the world. Mandrills are colourful monkeys but are sadly facing the danger of extinction.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Although monkeys avoid getting into water, they are good swimmers in reality.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Monkeys have a brain which is quite large for their size, and this is one of the reasons monkeys are so intelligent. It is because of their intelligence that they can be easily trained by human beings. Monkeys are known to be very curious in nature.

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Interesting Facts about Monkeys
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