Top 10 Weirdest Monkeys on Earth
Wildlife is the most important asset of the present era. According to an careful estimate about 12% of the species are near extinction and near double of this figure is at the risk of extinction in the coming months. So there is a need to highlight the importance of the wildlife. The monkeys are considered to be the close partners of humans. According to the theory of evolution, monkey is the ancestor of Homo sapiens. There are many species of monkeys in the world. Weird monkey species are always very precious. Are you searching for the weirdest monkeys? If yes then you can easily find some of those funny creatures in this post.
Following are the top 10 weirdest monkeys of the world. So here it starts!
10. De Brazza’s Monkey
This old world monkey is native to Africa and is locally called as swamp monkey. It has distinguished colors as it is made up of more than 3 colors. White, grey, black, dark blue, etc. are some of the most prominent colors. This monkey is believed to be little social as it is found in smaller groups or gangs. These gangs are distributed throughout the forest. Selection of leader is also a very interesting process. Life span ranges from 25 to 30 years and in rare cases, it may live up to 40 years.
9. Moustached Guenon
This funny guy is also a primitive monkey and has very stiff looks. This monkey is also native to African countries. These are mainly famous due to their movements. They are active feeders and usually have greater weights as compared to other monkey fellows. It is funny to see the fight of these monkeys as these are very poor fighters. Short duration fights mainly occur due to competition of food and mate. No genuine data is available on life expectancy and duration.
Orangutans mainly belong to Asian origins. These are mainly the Asian descendants of great apes. Dark brown color and funny facial characteristics give them funny looks. These are mainly found in the high altitudes and you can recognize these monkeys by their characteristic color and voices. They are low in their voices and are excellent communicators. They are found in smaller groups and the adults dominate other fellow monkeys. Fruits make up 80-90% of their diet. The life duration of female monkeys are longer as compared to that of males.
7. Red Uakari Monkey
This South American fellow has a characteristic red face, due to which they are called as red uakari monkeys. These have smaller face and comparatively thinner bodies. Usually the face is red and body skin is made up of brown color. You can easily recognize these monkeys as these have smaller tails and red faces. They love to live in groups and these groups are specifically called as troops. They are leaf and insect eater. They also consume food that is rich in proteins and nutrients.
6. Saki Monkey
Saki monkeys are also different due to their facial features. These are native to South America. The face has off white to yellow marks and the rest of the coat is monochromatic. You can see the difference as these are very smaller in size and have large bushy tails. You can see them moving and most of the times holding their tails. Being frugivores, these depend on fruits for their diet requirements.
5. Gelada Baboon
Gelada baboons are large primate monkeys having distinct physical features. These are also called as breast apes. These have large fur and male are distinct with their hairy backs. Sexual dimorphism is also present in this group but the females are smaller in this group. Males are agile, aggressive and active. Females are very excellent communicators as compared to males. The age of male is more as compared to female ape.
4. Golden Snub Nose Monkey
These are smaller and cat like monkeys. Face has no hairs and is distinguished from rest of body. These are active and form groups of 10-15 individuals. Many group joins to form a tribe and these tribes are called as bands. Every monkey has its own way of communication but males only care for themselves and any other danger. There is a lesser competition for mates and food. They feed on lichens, fruits and leaves.
3. Douc Langur
This small fellow is also multicolored and the patches around the eyes are of brown to maroon color. The legs are also of same color while the central body color is different. These are close relatives of the proboscis monkey. You can identify these monkeys by pale eyes, grey coat, longer tails and bright legs. These are mostly found in South East Asia. This monkey is also listed in the endangered species of South East Asia.
2. Proboscis Monkey
Big nose and innocent looks can make you laugh again and again. These monkeys are native to Asia and are considered to be a big group of monkey family. It is an interesting fact that sexual dimorphism exists in these monkeys. Females have shorter noses as compared to males. Males are recognized by bigger noses and shorter size as compared to females. Coat color is brown and may differ in shades of brown. They feed on fruits and leaves. These monkeys are non-aggressive and are positive members of forest community.
So, here is the number one! Look at this micro monkey! Giving a little spy or an agent X looks! It is a real funny fellow. Smaller size and bigger eyes make him a very funny character. These are very different from other monkeys as these are carnivorous creatures feeding on insects, reptiles and even birds. These are very aggressive monkeys and active enough to catch the flying insects and birds. They are always switched on attacking mode. Tarsiers are active communicators and can communicate at very low frequencies.