ed**It is illegal to own a monkey as a pet in most parts of the United States. Monkeys are wild animals and require specialized care, so it is better to view monkeys at a zoo or sanctuary. In some limited circumstances, it is possible to have a monkey as a pet with a special permit from a state wildlife agency.
However, primates can be dangerous due to their large size and strength, and they can carry diseases that are communicable to humans. For these reasons, it is recommended that a person does not get a monkey as a pet.