Monkeys live in many different countries around the world, including Africa, Japan and India. Monkeys also live in Mexico, South America and Central America.
The majority of monkeys live in the forested, tropical areas of the world. The primates feed on a variety of foods found in the tropics, including flowers, fruits and insects. Larger primates such as baboons will eat live animals such as rabbits. Monkeys in captivity are often fed herbivorous diets. Unlike some animals, monkeys live in groups and are often found living as families similar to humans. As very social animals, monkeys communicate through noises and facial expressions.