The basic life cycle of a monkey is gestation, babyhood and adulthood, but the length of each of these steps varies based on the type of monkey being described. Monkey gestation can take four to eight months, and monkeys... More »

The milestones in the life cycle of a spider monkey are birth, juvenile, young adult, adult and death. Babyhood lasts two years before a spider monkey becomes a juvenile. The length of their lives depends largely on the ... More »

The lifespan of a monkey is between 10 and 50 years, depending on the species. For example, a woolly monkey typically lives almost 26 years, while a mitered leaf monkey has a natural life of about 16 years. On average, t... More »

Monkeys in the wild rarely live to old age and may only live to young adulthood. In captivity, monkeys can live well into their 20s, sometimes even into their 30s. More »

While finger monkey is not a scientific term, and can refer to any monkey small enough to hold in one hand, the most common type of monkey called a finger monkey is a pygmy marmoset. Weighing an average of 3.5 ounces and... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

According to PBS, the pygmy marmoset is the world's smallest monkey, at 5.35 inches in length and 4.2 ounces in weight on average. A tree-dwelling primate, the pygmy marmoset is notable for its sharp nails and impressive... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

The primate commonly referred to as the "red-faced monkey" is known as the red uakari, pronounced "wakari." The small primates live in the Amazon River Basin of South America and prefer flooded rain forests and locations... More »