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Extremely Rare Albino Orangutan Found in Indonesia
The foundation nursing the primate back to health says they have never taken care of an albino orangutan and cannot find others like it in the wild.
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Orangutans Nurse For a Record-Breaking Amount of Time
The Southeast Asian apes suckle for longer than any other primate on Earth, a new study says.
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A Baby Gorilla's Mom Was Killed, So This Woman Raised Him
A surging trade in bush meat puts baby primates in peril when adults are killed by poachers.
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This Nature Reserve Boasts Natural Beauty—and a Monkey Circus?
At Vietnam’s Can Gio reserve, a place where wildlife is supposed to be protected, monkeys are forced to jump over flames, walk tightropes, and ride bicycles.
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How Sniffing Poop Helps Monkeys Stay Healthy
Like humans, mandrills of central Africa have strategies to avoid getting sick.
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The World’s Snowiest Place Is Starting to Melt
The mountains of northwestern Japan have long received up to 125 feet of snow a year—but that's starting to change, prompting locals to ask how long it will last.
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Lost Tourist Says Monkeys Saved Him in the Amazon
Locals believe the young man angered forest spirits—before he disappeared mysteriously for nine days—but he is just glad to be alive.
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A Mob Of Cute Baby Squirrel Monkeys Born At Taronga
See adorable photos of a troop of squirrel monkeys born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.
About Monkeys

Monkeys are primates, typically possessing a tail. Many people confuse apes, monkeys and lemurs for the same kind of species. However, they are all completely different species. Monkeys are “dry-nosed” primates while lemurs and lorises are “wet-nosed” primates. Apes possess more human like qualities than monkeys, even though all species are highly intelligent.

There are 260 known species of monkey and they all vary in colour, shape and size. The smallest monkey is the pygmy marmoset (100g) and the largest is the mandril (36kg).

While most monkeys live and feed in trees, baboons are among some of the monkeys that prefer to live on the ground. Diets vary among species but most diets are made up of fruits and nuts, seeds or leaves and sometimes, small animals or insects.

In Asia and Africa sometimes humans and monkeys will cross paths. Monkeys may be seen as pest of they are damaging crops. Monkey in Asia specifically are huge for the tourism industry. If you are in Asia it’s best to see these animals in their natural habitat rather than in cages on the street.

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