Pet monkeys can be purchased from breeders and special primate stores. Most breeders will offer pictures of the monkeys they have available for purchase online. Monkeys are not sold in pet stores because most areas requi... More »

Spider monkeys are preyed upon by large cats, such as jaguars and pumas, large snakes and birds. There have only been a few instances where predation of a spider monkey has been directly observed, which suggests that spi... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

As of January 2015, there are about 2,000 Yucatan spider monkeys left in the wild on the Yucatan Peninsula. There are only an estimated 300 to 400 woolly spider monkeys left in the world. More »

Monkeys may be purchased in the United States through breeders and non-profit adoption agencies. Owning a primate as a pet is illegal in some states, and some homeowners' associations prohibit having monkeys. State depar... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

There are several online stores which offer baby monkeys, such as and It would be unusual to find a baby monkey for sale in a traditional store, as they are unique animals that require cost... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

According to Palomar College, monkeys evolved from an extinct species known as prosimians during the transition to the Oligocene Epoch, approximately 33.9 million years ago. Monkeys quickly overcame the prosimians, proba... 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 »