Wild monkeys eat a varied diet that consists of roots, insects, fruits and herbs. Captive monkeys are typically fed a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, as well as monkey chow, a dry food that is fortified with vita... More »

According to the UC Davis California National Primate Research Center, a wild monkey's diet consists of fruits, seeds, roots and insects. Monkeys that live in zoos or wildlife preserves are fed fresh fruits and vegetable... More »

People often think of a monkey as a happy animal that swings in the trees, but monkeys have a number of predators that like the meat they provide. Cougars and leopards are among the large jungle cats that prey on monkeys... More »

According to the UC Davis California National Primate Research Center, a wild monkey's diet consists of fruits, seeds, roots and insects. Monkeys that live in zoos or wildlife preserves are fed fresh fruits and vegetable... More »

Squirrel monkeys primarily eat insects and fruit, but they occasionally supplement their diet with small vertebrates, nectar, flowers, buds and seeds. Squirrel monkeys prefer to go after stationary insects; grasshoppers ... More »

Monkeys like to eat bananas because these sweet fruits are found in the wild where primates live. Monkeys are omnivores that eat fruit, vegetables and foliage, not just bananas, according to the Great Ape Trust. 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 »