|Monkeys are social, commonly moving in troops which can number over 30 individuals. Some monkeys forage exclusively for leaves and fruits, and large groups often spend several hours feeding in a single rainforest tree. Other species also hunt for small mammals and birds. The capuchin monkeys of Central America feed on palm nuts, and are important in seed dispersal. They also eat the grubs of certain parasitic beetles which damage trees.||The diet of a spider monkey is made up of approximately 80% fruits and 20% leaves.|
Gorillas are some of the largest primates, and live on the forest floor. Like monkeys, they live in social groups. Photo by Maya Walters.
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