A Monkey Baby Grows Up (Baby Animals) by Joan Hewett

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Like most other primates, monkeys have five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. With the help of its thumb, a monkey can grasp branches and pick up and hold food. The red-crowned mangabey is an African monkey. It is also known as the red-capped mangabey and white-collared mangabey. Red-crowned mangabeys range across hot humid rain forests and swamplands, from Nigeria to the Zaire River. The monkeys scamper up trees and vines. They leap through the air with dazzling ease. Still, red-crowned mangabeys spend most of their lives on the ground.

Like most other primates, monkeys have five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. With the help of its thumb, a monkey can grasp branches and pick up and hold food. The red-crowned mangabey is an African monkey. It is also known as the red-capped mangabey and white-collared mangabey. Red-crowned mangabeys range across hot humid rain forests and swamplands, from Nigeria to the Zaire River. The monkeys scamper up trees and vines. They leap through the air with dazzling ease. Still, red-crowned mangabeys spend most of their lives on the ground.

Swampland is being drained. Farmers are planting crops. The charming, bright mangabey is in danger of extinction. More about Zoos Most of us will never see a monkey in its natural habitat. But you can see monkeys at a zoo. Spend some time there. These lively animals are fascinating to watch. Gabbie, the red-crowned mangabey in this book, lives at the Los Angeles Zoo in California. Other zoos have red-crowned mangabeys too. You can see them at Binder Park in Michigan, the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, the Denver Zoo in Colorado, the Houston Zoo in Texas, the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri, and the Philadelphia Zoo in Pennsylvania.

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