The howler monkey eats mostly leaves. They are folivores, which are animals that specialize in eating leaves, but they will also consume fruits, nuts and flowers as well as birds' eggs on occasion. Characteristics of fol... More »

Howler monkeys have few enemies, though young howler monkeys are vulnerable to the harpy eagle. The biggest threat to the howler monkey is humans. Local tribes hunt them for food, and they are often exported as pets. More »

Howler monkeys are native to the tropical areas of Central and South America, particularly in the rainforests of places like Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They spend most of their time in the treetops, rarely venturing t... More »

Capuchin monkeys are omnivores that eat fruits, nuts, seeds, buds, insects, spiders, birds' eggs and small vertebrates. Capuchin monkeys that live near water also eat crabs and shellfish by cracking their shells open wit... More »

Many captive monkeys are not fed bananas at all because they tend to be high in both calories and sugars. Others get one a day or only get them as special treats. Many wild monkeys live in areas where bananas are rare or... More »

Proboscis monkeys primarily eat the leaves, fruit, seeds and shoots of mangrove trees. They supplement their diet with some insect larvae. Their diets vary by season, and are based on fruit between January and May and le... More »

Spider monkeys are omnivores that typically feed on fruits, leaves, nuts and spiders. Some also eat honey, bird eggs or bark. They spend the majority of their time in the tops of trees, and this is where they acquire the... More »