According to the San Diego Zoo, the lifespan of a monkey is 10 to 50 years, depending on the species. Monkeys living in the wild have shorter lifespans due to disease and other factors.Know More
The white-faced capuchin, also known as the white-headed capuchin or the white-throated capuchin, typically lives between 15 and 20 years in the wild, where it lives in troops of about 20 monkeys. In captivity, the monkey has been known to live for more than 50 years.
Most estimates of monkeys' lifespans are based on primates in captivity, since data for animals living in the wild is more difficult to gather.Learn more in Monkeys
So-called Old World monkeys live in Africa and Asia, while New World monkeys live in Mexico, Central America and South America. Old World monkeys include mangabeys, macaques, baboons and colobus monkeys; New World monkeys include spider, howler and capuchin monkeys.Full Answer >
The tarsier is a small primate of the Tarsiidae family native to several islands of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The nocturnal species spends much its time during the day resting as it clings to the trees of well-vegetated forests, mangroves and scrubs.Full Answer >
A female monkey is just called a female. Although gender-specific terms apply to a wide variety of other animals, monkeys are simply referred to by the words male and female.Full Answer >
A very young monkey, like a very young human being, is called an "infant." Sometimes the young of apes are also called "babies," reflecting the close genetic relationship between apes and humans and the many similarities between our young.Full Answer >