The Year of Monkey eve in China's lunar calendar falls on Jan. 22. Worldwide there are various kinds of monkeys who constitute the animal community most favorable to human beings.
A marmoset in a park in Calcutta, India. Marmosets are small-sized long-tail monkeys especially living in the America. Once raised as pets, marmosets are very rare now.
This is an entellus langur waiting to be fed in a village in southwest Bangladesh. Entellus langurs, including hanuman monkeys, are honored as the incarnation of Hanuman, monkey god in Indian myths.
The famous scene of snow monkeys enjoying spring bath in Nagano, Japan. Monkeys in Nagano are called "Snow Monkeys" for the snow on them in winter.
A macaca sylvana mother and his son in a zoo in the state of Bayern, Germany. Macaca sylvavas, the only wild monkeys in Europe, live in Algeria, Morocco in North Africa and Gibraltar in southern Europe.
A six-year-old female mandrill. Mandrills, large monkeys similar with baboon, live in tropic area in Africa.
A yawning baboon in sun at a zoo in New Delhi, capital of India. Baboon is one of the largest in monkeys.
A mother pygmy marmoset carrying a one-week-old cub in a zoo in Istanbul, Turkey. Pygmy marmosets, living especially in tropic forests in Brazil, are one of the smallest monkeys.
Blue-faced, snub-nosed with golden fur, golden snub-nosed monkeys are one of the representative wild animals in China.
A newborn tarsier baby in mother's hug in Salangani, the Philippines. With an average length of 10-13 centimeters, tarsiers do not belong to monkeys.
A mother ring-tailed lemur playing with her two two-month-old babies in a zoo in Britain. Ring-tailed lemurs are not members of the monkey family. They live in Madagascar in Africa.