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Amazing Animal Books
Annalee Davidson presents “Monkeys For Kids”. Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with monkeys. This is one of over 20 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful mammal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.
*** You and your kids will love learning about monkeys***
Table of Contents
1. Facts About Monkeys
2. Where Monkeys Live
3. What Monkeys Eat
4. Pet Monkeys
5. Species of Monkeys
6. Kinds of Monkeys
7. Endangered Monkeys
8. Rain Forest Monkeys
9. Baby Monkeys
10. Small Monkeys
11. Howler Monkeys
12. Marmoset Monkeys
13. Snow Monkey
14. Spider Monkeys
15. Capuchin Monkeys
16. Squirrel Monkeys
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1. Facts About Monkeys
Here are few facts about monkeys that you should know.
1. Some monkeys such as the Red Colobus species are hunted by man and chimpanzees for food.
2. Most monkeys’ food comprises both plant and animals.
3. When a monkey eats foods such as a banana it first peels.
4. Monkeys use both their toes and fingers to grasp.
5 .Old monkeys are diurnal but there are about ten new species that have been classified as purely nocturnal.
6. Old monkeys have sitting pads on their bodies but new species don’t.
7. New species of monkeys have 36 teeth but old species had 32 teeth.
8. Old species of monkeys are about 96 in total.
9. Old monkeys are found in two sub families, specialists and generalists, generalists eat almost everything while specialists eat only leaves.
10. Most old monkeys have cheek pouches that enable them to store food when eating rapidly to swallow later.
11. More species of monkeys are being discovered, in 2008 new monkey species discovered where about 81 while others are being discovered. The research was carried out in Amazon basin
12. New species of monkeys have prehensile tails which they use in swinging and grasping objects. Prehensile tails are absent in old monkeys.
13. Howls from monkeys especially the loudest monkey which is the Howler monkey can be heard over two miles while in the forest and over three miles while in the open air.
14. Monkeys especially the howler monkeys spend most of their time resting, over 80% of its lifetime.
15. Titim monkeys in South America are the most romantic monkeys, they are monogamous and can spend time together holding hands, cuddling, intertwining their tails and can become very distressed in case they are separated.
16. Capuchins are the most skilled tool user monkeys. They perform activities such as smashing nuts with rocks for food. Rubbing caterpillars against branches to remove hairs and using branches in clubbing snakes in the forest.
17. Some monkeys like the squirrel monkeys have over twenty vocalizations which are distinct. Read more…