Welcome to the Monkey House in the Jungle at Jeannie's Cottage. Find Monkey stuffed animals, facts and information here. There are quite a variety of monkey stuffed animals living here. In this group we have, from left: Webkinz Monkey, Baby Ganz Blue Chime Monkey, Ganz Hugalong Monkey, Russ Love Monkey, Peek-a-Buddy Monkey from Russ, Webkinz Grey Langur, Retract-imal the Monkey from Ganz, Pucker Up Cheeky Charlie from Aurora, and Mikey and Friend by Boyds.
This group of Monkeys has two Magnet Mates (brown Patas Monkey and Grey Squirrel Monkey. All the others are Beanie Babies: Chopstix (red/yellow), Caipora (Golden Lion Tamarin), Poet (pink), Bongo, Cheeks (Baboon) and Valentine (red/white monkey at far right).
There are both New World and Old World monkeys. The Old World monkeys include 74 species. They belong to the Family Cercopithecidae. More than half of them are in Africa. The rest are Asian. These include forest monkeys, mangabeys, a macaque, baboons, leaf-eating monkeys and colobus monkeys. They walk on all fours and have behinds padded with calluses. Their five-digit hands and feet have nails instead of claws. Their tails are used for balance as opposed to New World monkeys that have prehensile tails for grasping. Old World monkeys are sociable and are diurnal, meaning they move about during the day. They have binocular vision, excellent hearing and a good sense of smell. Their diet is varied and includes fruit, vegetable matter, insects, small birds and eggs. New World monkeys are found in Central and South America. They are smaller and more lightly built than the Old World monkeys. These belong to the Family Cebidae. Most of them possess a grasping tail. They are flat-nosed and tend to be vegetarian. There are some Great Apes also here at Jeannie's Cottage. These include the gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan, gibbon and siamang.