Monkeys are omnivorous animals that eat a variety of foods, including fruits, plants, nuts, insects, and small animals. Fruits are a major part of a monkey’s diet and are typically eaten fresh, though dried fruits are also consumed. They also enjoy nuts, such as almonds and coconuts, as well as plants like leaves, flowers, and bark.
Insects like spiders, caterpillars, grasshoppers, and crickets are also a part of the diet for many species of monkeys. In some cases, monkeys may hunt small animals, such as lizards or birds, for food.