Among with hundreds of other animals, monkeys have its special importance. They are considered to be some sort of civilized and intelligent animals and they are our simian relatives as well. Monkeys are known to have 264 species in the world. Here are the 10 most amazing species of monkeys in the world.
Following below are listed the 10 most amazing species of monkeys:
1. François’ Langur
Francois Langur is one of the most popular specie of monkeys in the world. Other popular names of this monkey is white side-burned black langur, Francois leaf monkey and Tonkin Leaf monkey. It belongs to the lutung group of monkeys. The unique features of this monkey are the sideburns that stretches from its ears to the cheeks and its stomach has four chambers. These monkeys can be found in China and Vietnam.
2. Proboscis Monkey
Found in the south-east Asian island of Borneo, Proboscis monkey are also known as the long-nosed monkey because of its pretty long nose and belong to the Old World Monkey. This reddish brown monkey have large bellies and long noses that is why they are often named as monyet belanda meaning “Dutch monkey” and orang belanda meaning “Dutchman” in Malay because the Dutch colonizers were also characterized by these specificities.
3. Red Shanked Douc
Belonging to the species of Old World Monkey, Red Shanked Douc are also known as the “costumed ape” because of its colorful and attractive appearance. Its legs are red with a finishing of black feet and forearms are white black hands. Its face is golden with powder blue eye lids.
Large species of monkeys belonging to the family of Old World Monkeys are found in central Africa and Arabia. These monkeys are some of the largest among monkeys with the smallest one being 50 cm long and weighing 14 kg while the largest baboon can be 120 cm long and weighing 40 kg.
5. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
Another Old World Monkey belonging to the subfamily of Colobinae, golden snub-nosed monkeys are widely distributed in China and the Chinese names of this monkeys are Sichuan snub-nosed monkey and Sichuan golden hair monkey.