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Fun Monkey Facts:

- There are currently 264 known monkey species.

- Monkeys can be divided into two groups, Old World monkeys that live in Africa and Asia, and New World monkeys that live in South America.

- A baboon is an example of an Old World monkey, while a marmoset is an example of a New World monkey.

- Apes are not monkeys.

- Some monkeys live on the ground, while others live in trees.

- Different monkey species eat a variety of foods, such as fruit, insects, flowers, leaves and reptiles.

- Most monkeys have tails.

- Groups of monkeys are known as a ‘tribe’, ‘troop’ or ‘mission’.

- The Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest type of monkey, with adults weighing between 120 and 140 grams.

- The Mandrill is the largest type of monkey, with adult males weighing up to 35 kg.

- Capuchin monkeys are believed to be one of the smartest New World monkey species. They have the ability to use tools, learn new skills and show various signs of self-awareness.

- Spider monkeys get their name because of their long arms, legs and tail.

- The monkey is the 9th animal that appears on the Chinese zodiac, appearing as the zodiac sign in 2016.

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Dwarf monkeys, or pygmy marmosets, are officially the smallest monkeys in the world. The teeny primates measure just 5-6ins and on average weigh in at a measly 130g — lighter than an apple. The cute creatures, which are normally found in rainforests in Brazil, are affectionately known as “pocket monkeys”, “finger monkeys” and “little lions”. 

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