Rainforest monkeys that call the Amazon Rainforest home can be referred to as “rainforest monkeys.” Monkey species that are native to rainforests include howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, tamarins and marmosets.
Rainforests are home to many species of monkeys, including the howler and spider monkey, which have prehensile tails that help them grab onto food and branches. Rain forest monkeys are omnivores and they eat a variety of meats, fruits, and plants found in the treetops.
Monkeys are omnivores. This means that they eat meat and plant-based foods. Most monkeys eat nuts, fruits, seeds and flowers. Some monkeys also eat meat in the form of bird's eggs, small lizards, insects and spiders.
They live in groups of around 30, weigh only four pounds at most, and can live to be 45 years old! It is currently classified by the INDUCT as “critically endangered.”
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