Monkeys are primates that are known for being able to climb trees. These animals can be found in most parts of the world. There are some species of monkeys that are unable to climb trees, and this is something that many people do not know. An example of a kind of money that does not climb trees is the baboon. There are a couple of hundred different species of monkeys that are alive in the world today. There are a wide variety of different things that monkeys eat such as insects, fruits, leaves, flowers, and small animals. Just as there are some monkeys that do not climb trees, there are some species of these creatures that do not have tails.
One of the smallest species of monkey is the pygmy marmoset. These monkeys are only 6 inches long and weigh 5 ounces. The largest species of monkey is the mandrill, and they are typically around 3 feet in length and can weigh up to 77 pounds. No matter what size the monkey is, if they have a tail, this is normally used to assist them in holding onto tree branches.
There are monkeys that are typically found in the South American rain forests that have tails that they are able to use much like they would an extra hand. These kinds of tails are called prehensile tails, and they are able to use these to grasp objects. This helps to keep the monkeys from falling out of the trees in the area. However, depending on their environment, there are some species of monkeys that do not have tails like this. Monkeys that are found in South Asia as well as Africa do not have these kinds of tails because they do not need them for the environment that they live in.
If you take the time to think about it, you will notice that only the animals that are considered to be vertebrates have tails. Vertebrates are animals that have backbones, and tails are an extension of the animals’ backbone. Therefore, this is why monkeys have tails.
There are a lot of different kinds of relationships that monkeys have with people. There are some people that choose to have monkeys as pets. Before you decide to go out and get a monkey for a pet, you should remember that they are wild animals. You will have to take great care in handling one of these creatures.
Monkeys are close to humans, and therefore, they are used in experiments. It is important that you make sure that you purchase items that have not been tested on animals.
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