Monkey Facts | Interesting Facts about Monkey: Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a group possessing tails and consisting of around 260 known living species. There are two different lineages of monkeys: New World Monkeys and catarrhines. Here are few interesting facts about Monkey:

Monkey Facts

  • Monkeys can count.
  • The annual Monkey Buffet Festival in the Thailand provides food and drink to the local monkey group, more than 2000, thanking them for drawing tourists to the town.
  • There’s a restaurant in Japan using monkeys as waiters.
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A Monkey Waiter in Japanese Restuarant

  • Monkeys can be Machiavellian.
  • Monkeys are instructed and hired as harvesters of large coconut plantations in Malaysia and Thailand.

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Interesting Facts about Monkey

  • The bonobo monkey, the closest relative to the humans, is naturally bisexual.
  • Yoda, from Star Wars, was almost played by a monkey.
  • The Loudest howling monkeys have the smallest testicles, a study found.
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Red Howler Monkey Alpha Male

  • In 2011, a monkey was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border with India.
  • Monkey brains are eaten as food in parts of China, South Asia, and Africa.

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Unknown Monkey Facts

  • Capuchin Male Monkeys pee on themselves to attract a mate.
  • In 2005, a psychologist and an economist taught a group of monkeys the concept of money. Soon, the animals engaged in prostitution.
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A Monkey Looking

  • Scientists have discovered that monkeys are sensitive to optical illusions, just like humans.
  • Capuchin monkeys show biases against people who deny help to others.
  • Monkeys floss their teeth.
  • Monkeys raised a Colombian woman after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child.
Monkey Facts | Interesting Facts about Monkey

Big Monkey

These are the various Monkey Facts.

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