- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Ape or Monkey - What’s the Difference?

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3. How Big Is the Animal? How Long Are its Arms?

Monkeys are generally much smaller than apes. Their brains are also smaller than apes’ brains. Even when you consider the size of their bodies. Apes’ arms are mostly longer than monkeys’ arms.

Gibbon (Ape)

Gibbon Gibbon - Photo: Andreas Gradin/Shutterstock

Tarsier (Monkey)

Tarsier Tarsier - Photo: haveseen/Shutterstock

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