According to the San Diego Zoo, the lifespan of a monkey is 10 to 50 years, depending on the species. Monkeys living in the wild have shorter lifespans due to disease and other factors.Continue Reading
The white-faced capuchin, also known as the white-headed capuchin or the white-throated capuchin, typically lives between 15 and 20 years in the wild, where it lives in troops of about 20 monkeys. In captivity, the monkey has been known to live for more than 50 years.
Most estimates of monkeys' lifespans are based on primates in captivity, since data for animals living in the wild is more difficult to gather.Learn more about Monkeys
Some interesting facts about monkeys for kids include that they live in the jungle, that there are 264 different known species and that monkeys have feelings just like humans. Another interesting fact is that Howler monkeys are the loudest of all.Full Answer >
According to MonkeyWorlds, all monkeys share some behavioral traits regardless of species. Showing emotion through non-verbal communication, grooming and social hierarchies are several behaviors that do not vary much between species.Full Answer >
The gestation period for monkeys varies on the species. The rhesus monkey has a gestation period of 164 days, baboons have a gestation period of 187 days, and chimps have a gestation period of 237 day according to San Jose State University.Full Answer >
Although each of the world’s seven spider monkey species exhibits slight differences in their ecology, they all occupy similar places in their local food chains. In general, spider monkeys are omnivorous creatures of the rainforest canopy, but the bulk of their diet consists of leaves, fruits and nuts. Jaguars, raptors and large snakes are the most important predators of spider monkeys.Full Answer >