A squirrel monkey named Miss Baker was one of the first animals to be launched into space by the United States and recovered alive. She lived to the age of 27, becoming the longest living squirrel monkey, and her tombstone often has a banana or two on top of it.
On Japanese island Yakushima, macaque monkeys are known to ride deer for transportation, and in return they groom deer and share food with them.
15 monkeys escaped a primate research center in Japan by using trees as catapults over a five-meter high electric fence and afterwards were lured back with peanuts.
A study of alcohol-stealing monkeys found that they could be divided into four groups: teetotaler, social drinker (the majority who only drink with other monkeys and not before lunch), regular drinker and binge drinkers that will drink themselves into a coma or death.
Macaques monkeys in Japan learned to steal purses and wallets, and take out the coins use them to buy drinks and snacks from vending machines.
Monkeys escaped a primate research center in Japan by using trees as catapults (and afterwards were lured back with peanuts).
A woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnapped and abandoned in jungle when she was 4.
There is an island in Puerto Rico inhabited exclusively by a few scientists and over 800 monkeys. It is a grand experiment that is off-limits to tourists. It is called Monkey Island.
Brazil has the most species of monkeys in the world.
Art critics unknowingly believed chimp paintings to be incredible modern art.