From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A monkey at Batu Caves, Malaysia
The monkeys do not correspond to any single taxon in modern scientific classification. They are divided into the Old World monkeys (Cercopithecidae) and New World monkeys (Callitrichidae and Cebidae). However the Old World monkeys are part of a larger group, the catarrhines, which also includes the apes.
The Monkey is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. In Chinese traditional thought, each animal is associated with certain personality traits. See: Monkey (Zodiac).