How do monkeys swing through the trees?

Do you like sitting on the swing? Have you ever visited the zoo and heard about the stories of monkey’s swinging on tree or have you ever seen any film showcasing monkey swinging on the tree? On the same condition have you ever heard dog swinging on trees or seeing any dog doing the same? Let us know the reason behind this extra ability of monkey.



  • Monkey belong to the species of Mammals known as Simian Mammals.
  • Monkey are very much similar to human and apes.
  • The main feature which differentiate the monkey from apes is the tail.
  • Monkey’s have a tail, whereas apes does not have any tail.
  • Apes are very famous for their swinging ability.
  • However, not all monkeys can swing through the trees.
  • Most type of monkey jump from one tree to another.
  • Spider monkey is the type of monkey which is able to swing from tree to tree along with the ability to run on trees with jumping.
  • They were named as spider monkey because they looked like a spider while hanging upside down from a tree.
  • The ability of swinging from one tree to another or from one branch of a tree to another branch of tree is known as “brachiating”.
  • Spider monkey is able to swing through the branches because it has the ability to utilize its tail as the third arm while swinging.
  • Spider monkey have thin, long arms with hook like hand allowing them better grasping ability while climbing or swinging.

Fun Facts:

  1. Spider Monkey does not have a thumb.
  2. The world’s largest monkeys are known as “Mandrills”.
  3. The loudest monkeys are known as Howler monkey.

Related Questions:

  1. Where does the monkey live in wild?
  2. Write about few species of monkey.
  3. Write about external features of monkey.

True or False:

  1. Monkey belong to the reptile group.
  2. Monkey belong to the mammalian group.
  3. Monkey are very much similar to the fish.
  4. Monkey are very much similar to the human.
  5. Tail is found in both apes and monkey.

Objective Quiz:

  1. Monkey belong to the ________.
    1. Mammalian group.
    2. Reptile group.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  2. Monkey are similar to ______.
    1. Human.
    2. Apes.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  3. _______ is the differentiated feature of monkey and apes.
    1. Tail.
    2. Teeth.
    3. Feet.
    4. Limb.
  4. ________ can swing along the trees.
    1. Spider Monkey.
    2. All monkey.
    3. Howler Monkey.
    4. All of the above.
  5. Spider monkey uses its tail as ______ while swinging.
    1. Third limb.
    2. Third eye.
    3. Fourth limb.
    4. Fourth eye.

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