Monday, January 11, 2010
For one, most monkeys have tails; chimps, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons — all members of the category of apes — do not. Apes swing from branch to branch, something most monkeys are unable to do because of the structure of their shoulder bones. Monkeys run along the tops of the branches, instead. Apes more closely resemble humans than do monkeys. One of the world's experts on chimpanzees, primatologist and ethologist Jane Goodall, whose research showed that the behavior of chimps is startlingly close to that of humans.
"I would like to also add that Apes are MUCH larger then monkeys. "