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What are monkeys?

Monkeys are one of the large group of furred animals whose feet are used much like hands. Monkeys are mammals, and zoologists classify them in the same suborder and order as humans and the great apes. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America, Asia, and Africa.

How do monkeys give birth and care for their young?

Monkeys give birth to live children just like humans do. A female monkey usually gives birth around 3 to 5 years of age. The monkeys gestation period is usually 5 to 7 months. Monkeys care for their young by providing them food and protection for them.

What do monkeys eat?

Monkeys eat almost anything from trees such as leaves, fruit, flowers, insects, seeds, and of course, bananas. They get their food by swinging through trees and finding it.

Where do monkeys live?

Monkeys live in South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.

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What are some of the predators of monkeys?

Some of the monkeys predators are big cats, such as leopards, panthers, jaguars, cheetahs, and ocelots. Also large birds are predators of monkeys, large snakes, and crocodiles. Some monkeys are hunted by humans for food also.