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This is a colobus monkey.
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Tropical Rain Forest Primates

Monkeys are primates. There are many different types of monkeys in the tropical rain forest. Some of them are small, like chimps, and others are really big, like gorillas.

There are two types of monkey: old world and new world. New world monkeys live only in South and Central America. Old world monkeys live in Africa and Asia.

Each species of monkey looks different and eats different foods. Some eat leaves, some eat fruit and others eat animals. Some monkeys live in large groups, and others have small families.

Last modified September 4, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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