10 Fascinating Facts About Monkeys

Humans say hello by waving! Did you know white-faced capuchin monkeys say hello to each other by sticking their fingers up each other’s noses? That would be kinda silly if we did that, don’t you think?

  1. Howler monkeys are the loudest land animals, and can be heard up to 3 miles away.
  2. Every monkey has it’s own unique finger print just like we do.
  3. Apes are not considered to be monkeys.
  4. Monkeys sleep 9.5 hours a day! Ollie’s bedtime is 9 pm and he gets up around 7 am
  5. Pygmy marmoset monkeys, also sometimes called finger monkeys, are the smallest monkeys in the world.
  6. Monkey eat a wide range of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, small lizards, and even eggs. Eggs are Ollie’s FAVORITE food and he eats 3 a day.
  7. The first primate in space was a rhesus monkey, and his name was Albert.
  8. The Myanmar species sneezes uncontrollably when it rains. Ah Choo–bless you.
  9. The scientific name for a gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
  10. Squirrel monkeys have over 25 different calls.

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