What Monkey?

What Monkey? The term “monkey” is an often used generic descriptor used to refer to more than 260 species of primates, a wide range of mammal family consisting of lemurs, monkeys, apes and others.

Monkeys belong to a branch of primates that includes several families such as macaques, baboons, marmosets, tamarins, gorillas, chimpanzees and many others. In general, monkeys have flat noses, a tail, and curved fingers and toes. Most species are arboreal, meaning they live in trees, however there are also some species that are terrestrial and live in swamps, grasslands, and forests.

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