Monkeys are Primates. These familiar and popular animals include the New World Monkeys (native to Central and South America), Old World Monkeys (native to Africa and Asia). Monkeys are both evolutionarily and physically separate from one another. Monkeys are generally more arboreal than Apes. They are remarkably agile in the treetops and often use their tails as a fifth limb. Monkeys, however, are incapable of swinging between branches using their arms, as Apes can.
We currently have Nine species of Monkeys here at the Zoo, as well as the Ring-Tailed Lemurs – which are another group of Primates.