Facts about monkeys

Monkeys are the most developed of our smaller brothers. Of course, not all of them are the same – there are many kinds of monkeys, and not all of them are humanoid. Nevertheless, orangutans, for example, may well be trained in a variety of very diverse things. Scientists came to the conclusion that the brain of this monkey in its level of development roughly corresponds to the brain of a three-year-old child.

  • Anthropoid apes can use primitive tools of labor, for example, to crack a nut, they put it on a stone, and on top hit with another stone. Also, to eat ants, they stick a stick into an anthill, and when they are pulled out, there are already many appetizing insects on it. They even learned to make a kind of copy – sharpening their teeth with long sticks and hunting with their help. Also, with the help of a stick, they learned to measure the water level.
  • Males of some species of monkeys (for example, chimpanzees) can grow bald as well as humans. However, they may not be bald.
  • The main difference between anthropoids and common monkeys is the absence or presence of a tail, respectively.
  • Since monkeys are most similar to humans, they are often launched into space. At different times, 32 monkeys were launched into space by different countries (see interesting facts about the cosmos).
  • Monkeys can communicate with each other, and a lot of their vocal sayings mean some specific things, for example, certain weather or food.
  • A monkey can be trained in sign language. History knows cases when these creatures managed to learn several hundred gestures, and, of course, successfully use them.
  • Monkeys are few of the animals that see their reflection in the mirror and realize that they are.
  • Contrary to the prevalent stereotype, many kinds of monkeys do not eat bananas.
  • Some species of monkeys, for example, black gorillas that inhabit the Congo, are endemic, and are currently facing extinction (see interesting facts about DR Congo).
  • Some monkeys, like humans, are subject to bad habits – so, there were cases when chimpanzees smoked a pipe with pleasure.