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From the pygmy marmoset measuring 15 cm in height to the mandril of nearly a meter, the monkeys of the world vary in size and more than 250 species. The difference between the monkey and ape is a confusing matter as different categorisations are used by different organisations.

Monkey Behaviour

Monkeys are popular amongst guests on safari, providing great entertainment in their naughty and almost human-like ways. However, they can become big nuisances with food as they tend to raid kitchens and tents in lodges and campsites. It is a difficult problem to solve as this trait is passed down with each generation.

Monkey Species in South Africa

The Samango Monkey and Vervet Monkey are both found in South Africa.