- Monkeys are very social animals, so it is important that they communicate
well in order to get along in their large groups
- They use vocalizations, facial expressions, and body movements to
get their messages across
- Monkeys also express affection and make peace with others by grooming
- The biggest threat to monkeys is habitat loss. Many monkeys live
in tropical forests, a habitat that is quickly disappearing
- Weight: 8 to 13 kilos.
- Body Length: 45" to 55"
- Prehensile Tail Length: 7" to 9"
- Average Lifespan: 25 to 30 years
- Native to: Northern Japan.
- Breeding: October - December.
- Sexual Maturity: Female; 2 to 3 years. Male; 4 to 5 years.
- Gestation Period: around 170 days.
- No. of Offspring: 1
- Diet: Shoots, Leaves, Insects, Fruit, Nuts - depending on season.
- there are roughly three time the number of adult females than there
are adult males
- Females tend to stay within their group their entire lives, but the
males will often leave the group
- Males tend to be a little larger and heavier than the females