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Ape or Monkey - What’s the Difference?

Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are apes. But then there are the smaller monkeys that spring from tree to tree, like lemurs (who also star in the movie “Madagascar”), capuchins or squirrel monkeys. The way that monkeys are categorized isn’t easy and has changed over time. Biologists have carried out countless analyses of how these animals are related and worked out that they can be split up into two categories: wet-nosed monkeys (with wet noses) and dry-nosed monkeys (with... surprise, dry noses!). Over the following pages, you’ll find large images and a few rules to work out which is which. Finally, there’ll be a clear summary..

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