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There are over 260 kinds of monkeys alive today, divided into two main groups: Old World monkeys, who live in Asia and Africa, and New World monkeys who live in the Americas. Overall, both groups are very similar, especially when it comes to food. In the wild, most monkeys are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and meat.


And all monkeys eat about the same things. Depending on their habitat, there may be some slight changes, but all monkeys eat fruits, leaves, seeds, nuts, flowers, vegetables, and insects. They especially like moths, beetles, and spiders. Zoos around the world regularly provide insects for their captive monkeys. These act as both nutrition and enrichment.

They especially like moths, beetles, and spiders, which are more active at night, allowing owl monkeys to find them. Capuchin monkeys are omnivores who mostly eat fruit, insects, leaves, small lizards, birds' eggs, and small birds. They sometimes catch frogs, reptiles, and small mammals to eat.

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