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Monkeys
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Monkeys
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primate

A monkey is a primate of the Haplorrhini suborder and simian infraorder, either an Old World monkey or a New World monkey, but excluding apes and humans. There are about 260 known living species of monkey. Many are arboreal, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails. Tailless monkeys may be called "apes", incorrectly according to modern usage; thus the tailless Barbary macaque is called the "Barbary ape".

In film Edit

In the 1976 horror film The Omen, Katherine Thorn decided to take her darling baby Antichrist, Damien Thorn, to a zoo in London, England. As they drove through the monkey habitat, a voice over a loudspeaker warned them that "the boons" were dangerous, and that they would be advised to keep their windows rolled up. Didn't matter much though, because these animals instinctively sensed that there was something off about this kid and attacked the Thorn's car in droves. Katherine freaked out while Damien remained pretty chill in the car. Fortunately for them, bot mother and son emerged from the affair unscathed.

The 28 Days Later film and it's sequel, 28 Weeks Later, involves a violent behaviorial plague which transforms ordinary people into zombie-like carnivores. The whole shebang started when a scientific research firm in England were infecting laboratory monkeys with "Rage".

It's title to the contrary, the 2007 direct-to-video film Blood Monkey actually showcases gorillas, which are apes, not monkeys.

In the 2007 werewolf film Hybrid, a scientist named Andrea Hewitt came up with a process involving eye transplant surgery. In addition to restoring the affected person's eyesight, this process had the added benefit of endowing them with some of the donor's aptitudes. In one experiment, she gave a baboon the eyes of a tiger. The baboons in question eventually managed to get out of their cages and made a complete mess of the entire laboratory.

In television Edit

In a season two episode of the WB Network television series Charmed, a scientist named Doctor Williamson kept three caged monkeys in his laboratory, which he named after the Charmed Ones - Prue, Phoebe and Piper. [1]

In comics Edit

DC Comics Edit

The criminal cartel leader Mister E. had a pet monkey that he kept in his office. [2]

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