Monkeys are arboreal mammals. They are in the primate order. Apes are the descendants of Old World monkeys. Monkeys are intelligent, social animals. They are famous for climbing trees easily. Almost every monkey has a tail, even if it is very short. Some monkeys live in trees. Others live partly on the ground. Most 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. Monkeys do not live in deserts. They can live in snowy mountains. They most commonly live in rainforests, but there are none in the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea.
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