There are two types of monkeys: the Old World Monkey and the New World Monkey.
In baboon society, staring and showing teeth are considered a threat. Baboons have a number of calls: alarm is given by a dog-like bark.
Chimpanzees use tools to open nuts, to catch termites, and for drinking water. Also, they use large sticks and branches as clubs or throw them at enemies.
Gibbons spend most of their life in the trees. They cannot swim and avoid water. When on the ground, they walk on two legs.
Gorillas laugh when they are tickled, and cry when they are sad or hurt. They are very intelligent, for example they can learn to communicate in human sign language.
Macaques are found in Asia from Afghanistan to Japan. They are highly intelligent and display a great variety of calls and facial expressions.
Orangutans are highly intelligent with an ability to reason and think. The word orangutan means man of the forest in the Malay language.
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