There are many different kinds of monkeys and apes. In general, they can be divided into two separate groups: half-apes and apes. The half-apes are the smaller and more primitive monkeys that live in trees and are often also nocturnal creatures. The apes have better developed brains and are active during the day. A separate class of the apes are the great apes, these are the apes that in their appearance behave the most like humans. The chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas, as well as humans, fall under the apes.
Monkeys are often good climbers and their habitat is in areas where there are many trees and the temperature is not too cold. Almost all monkeys only eat fruit and leaves (herbivore) and they are obviously crazy about bananas. Monkeys are very social animals and they often live together in large groups. Within the group there is a strict hierarchy and there is one dominant male in the group. Because apes have relatively large brains, they are just like humans inventive and like to play. Apart from the apes, most monkeys have a tail, which they can use well when climbing and swinging in the trees.