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Why do monkeys swing on trees?

Why do monkeys swing on trees?

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Asked by Anettetyler, Last updated: Oct 16, 2020

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L. Liliass

L. Liliass

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Answered Sep 19, 2017

Monkeys spend most of their times on trees as it keeps them safe from predators. Many monkey species are tree-dwelling (arboreal), although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Most species are also active during the day (diurnal). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent, particularly Old World monkeys.

There are two major types of monkey: New World monkeys (platyrrhines) from South and Central America and Old World monkeys (catarrhines of the superfamily Cercopithecoidea) from Africa and Asia. Extinct basal simians such as Aegyptopithecus or Parapithecus [35-32 million years ago] are also considered monkeys by primatologists.

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anettetyler

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Answered Aug 22, 2017

To stay away from predetors
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