Monkeys have many adaptations that allow them to survive in natural environments. Their intelligence is well-known, and this helps them to quickly adapt to changes in their surroundings; they also have prehensile and pen... More »

As of 2014, capuchin monkeys are not an endangered species. They have high reproductive rates and easily adapt to a variety of environments, both characteristics aiding in a strong population in light of loss of forest h... More »

Monkeys generally reside in forests, high plains, grasslands and mountains. Many monkeys live in trees most of the time, but some kinds, including macaques and baboons, mostly live on the ground. More »

The monkeys' adaptations vary by their species and their natural habitat. One distinguishable adaptation of New World monkeys from Old World monkeys is the presence of a prehensile tail. Most prehensile tails are longer ... More »

The pygmy marmoset is the smallest species of monkey in the world. Fully grown, they only weigh 4 to 5 ounces and are 6 inches long. The only primates smaller than pygmy marmosets are pygmy mouse lemurs and pygmy tarsier... More »

Different monkey species are endangered for different reasons, but one of the main causes for monkey endangerment is habitat destruction, including forest fragmentation. Another prevalent reason for monkey endangerment i... More »

Monkeys sleep in trees, often taking their time to select the best tree to sleep in overnight. Researchers have found that the tree selection depends on the monkey species, with different species preferring to sleep in d... More »