Special Sub-Topic: Monkeys, Monkeys, and More Monkeys!
|Do all monkeys have long tails?|
n. Some examples of short-tailed monkeys are the stumptailed macaque and the Barbary macaque, which might be mistaken for apes.
|How much, on average, does the smallest monkey weigh?|
4 to 7 ounces. The smallest monkey is the pygmy marmoset. It is only 9 to 12 inches long.
|What kind of monkey can swing by its tail?|
spider monkey. Spider monkeys live in the upper canopy, rarely come down, and live in groups of about 25 or 30.
|What are the two groups of monkeys?|
Old World Monkeys and New World Monkeys. Old World Monkeys come from Asia and Africa. New World Monkeys come from South America and Central America.
|On which continent do squirrel monkeys live?|
South America. Squirrel monkeys live in the Amazon basin, they travel in big groups to watch for sneak attacks.
|Are monkeys the biggest group of primates, in terms of number of species?|
y. There are 158 species of monkeys.
|What months of the year are mating season for pig-tailed macaques?|
November to January. The female pig-tailed macaques takes five months to have the baby and then she protects it well. Female pig-tailed macaques mate every other year.
|Where does the lion tamarin live?|
Brazil. Lion tamarins live in very small areas of Brazil, because they only live in forests where they haven't seen humans.
|Are howler monkeys endangered?|
y. Howler monkeys travel in groups of about 15, and they live anywhere between Mexico and Argentina.
|Which of the following monkeys has the largest eyes?|
owl monkey. Owl monkeys have the largest eyes of any primate in South America, and they use them for night vision.
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