Monkeys have always been considered as fun, adorable and entertainingly humorous creatures. They’re oftentimes shown in movies as having close interaction with people and having the ability to be on the identical interactive level that is not commonly found to that of other animals in the mammal kingdom. Some are facts, some are fiction. So I’m here to give you 13 facts that shed some light on the line that divides the two.
Number 1: Monkeys usually go in groups.
This is attributed to the fact that monkeys are highly social creatures. Although their interaction is mainly with that of their own kind, especially in the wild, this interactive behavior proves to be beneficial in a number of ways. For one, it will help ward off predators because of the sheer intimidation alone of the numbers. Two, having a”troop” distinguishes them from that of other groups of monkeys and help establish a sense of territory and boundary. And lastly, there isn’t any requirement for them to compete for food origin since that is usually abundant especially in the jungles.
Number 2: Monkeys are classified into two classes – the New World Monkeys and the Old World Monkeys (two of three groups of simian monkeys).
The monkeys found in Africa, central to southern Asia, Japan and India are classified as Old World Monkeys, while those found in Mexico and Central and South America are classified as New World Monkeys. The differences between both groups of monkeys manifest themselves in the form of varying physical traits.
The yawning of a fighter differs from that of the yawning of people. It can mean that the monkey is tired or angry at something. So better be careful if you see a monkey yawns; he is far from being sleepy.
Number 4: Howler monkeys are the loudest of all the monkeys.
Some even claim that these monkey’s noises can be heard up to ten miles away.
This implies that they have the ability to have their tails catch and hold objects pretty much like how their hands can. This permits them to swing fluidly from tree to tree and agilely climb up on the trees’ branches.
Monkeys grooming can be in the form of getting rid of the lice usually prevalent in their fur and tidying up some wayward body hair. Interestingly, this is also their kind of affection and a indication of creating peace with each other.
Number 7: Monkeys never catch cold.
There is something about monkeys’ physiological makeup that make them resistant to the influenza virus.
Number 8: A fighter was convicted under the American constitution.
It had been reported that a monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
Again reverting to their similarities to humans, monkeys don’t have a”season” for breeding. They can spawn or reproduce whenever and where at any time of the year.
Number 10: Monkeys communicate exactly like how the humans do.
Much like how humans communicate, monkeys use vocalizations, facial expressions, and body movements to convey.
Number 11: You’re not allowed to smile or grin at a monkey.
Grinning or pulling the lip is a sign of aggression in monkeys. Along with bobbing the head or jerking it forward along with the shoulders.
Number 12: Spider monkeys are the crowd favorites.
It’s been known that the spider monkeys have appeared in more movies than any other breed of monkey.
Number 13: Monkeys are anti-banana peels.
A monkey will never eat banana as it is. He would rather peel it then throw away the peel.