Do all monkeys have thumbs?


Do all monkeys have thumbs?


Monkeys are non-ape primates, most of which have tails and all of which are adapted to life in the trees. There are more than 260 species of monkeys in the world, with some living on almost every continent.

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Monkeys are all adapted to living in the trees, so almost all of them have opposable thumbs. Thumbs like these are evolved for grasping, making...

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Spider Monkey Lesson for Kids
Spider Monkey Lesson for Kids


Chapter 4 / Lesson 42

Spider monkeys are one of the largest new world monkeys. They live in rainforests and use their long arms, legs, and tails to easily move through the trees. These monkeys are not only unique, but unfortunately, many of them are endangered. In this lesson, you will learn about spider monkeys and how they live.

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