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Monkeys eat roots, leaves, grasses, insects, nuts, fruit, birds,
spiders, eggs, and small mammals.
Most New World monkeys nostrils are round and far-set on short snouts.
Old World monkeys have curved close-set nostrils. Old World monkeys have
pads on their rumps, while the New World monkeys do not.
Some Old World monkeys have pouches in their cheeks to store food. Some
New World monkeys have a prehensile tail.
Some monkeys have prehensile thumbs like those of the human.
The capuchins of Central and South America and the guenons of Africa
have thumbs that can touch some of their other fingers. Their thumbs
also help them to grip branches as they climb.
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