– Monkeys are social animals and live in groups called troops.
– They have complex communication systems, using vocalizations, facial expressions, and body language to convey information.
– They are omnivorous and eat a variety of foods including fruits, insects, and leaves.
– Some species of monkeys, such as capuchins and macaques, have been observed using tools in the wild.
– Monkeys are intelligent and have been observed solving problems, using logic, and learning from experience.
– They have been observed exhibiting cultural transmission of certain behaviors, such as tool use, within their troops.
– Some species of monkeys, such as the golden lion tamarin and the black lion tamarin, are critically endangered due to habitat loss and hunting.
– Monkeys are used in research to study diseases and test medicine and vaccines.
– Some species of monkeys are kept as pets, but this is controversial due to their intelligence and social nature, as well as potential health and safety risks to both the monkeys and their human caregivers.