Monkeys Coloring Page: Free printable monkey coloring pages for children to print and color. Monkey coloring pages are funny, and educational for kids too! Monkey Coloring Pages can learn about different kinds of monkeys.
Monkeys Coloring Pages
Monkeys are tree-dwelling (arboreal) simians. They are in the primate order. Monkeys are intelligent, social animals. Most monkeys have a tail, even if it is a short one.
The word “monkey” is a common-language term which is not used in taxonomy. It includes two rather different groups of primates. The big distinction is between Old World monkeys and New World monkeys. Some examples of monkeys are macaques, baboons, guenons and marmosets.
- Old World monkeys: Cercopithecidae. Apes are the descendants of Old World monkeys.
- New World Monkeys: Platyrrhini or Ceboidea
Both these groups are in the infraorder Simiiformes. That infraorder also includes the great apes and man.
Some monkeys live almost entirely in trees. Others live partly on the ground. Monkeys are mainly vegetarian, with a strong preference for fruit. However, they may eat a wide range of other food, including insects. Monkeys can live in forests and savannahs, but not in deserts. Some can live in snowy mountains, but more live in rainforests. There are none in the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea. Apparently they never reached those islands.