A monkey is a mammal in the primate family, which also includes lemurs and apes, and can be found in many environments around the world, especially in the tropical zones. The two main groups of monkeys are Old World monkeys, which lack prehensile tails and live in Africa and Asia, and the New World monkeys, which have prehensile tails and live in Central and South America. Monkeys fit into the mythology and culture of many human societies, and even occasionally into the diet.
Some monkeys can be trained by humans as pets, performers, and even spies.
Adventures with monkeysEdit
In 1931, a golden-furred monkey stole the hat from Indiana Jones in the jungles outside of Mombasa, Kenya. Climbing down from a tree, Jones referred to the monkey as "Cheetah" when trying to get his hat back from it and its companions. The monkey screeched at Jones and bared his teeth, and Jones screeched back louder, scaring away the monkeys, and retrieving his beloved hat.
In 1936, a trained Capuchin monkey was used by the Monkey Man to spy on Indiana Jones while he was in Cairo. Not knowing the monkey's true intentions, Jones and Marion Ravenwood adopted it as a pet, and took it around town with them. After Ravenwood's apparent death, the monkey was killed eating a poisoned date meant for Jones.
In 1957, Mutt Williams encountered several monkeys in the trees in the Amazon, while fighting in the jungle against Irina Spalko and her Soviet troops. When Williams began swinging on hanging vines in order to catch up with his friends, the monkeys followed him, and helped him attack some of the Soviet soldiers in their vehicles.
Behind the scenesEdit
Monkey is not a specifically scientific term for a particular species of primate, but a blanket term used for all primates that are not prosimian (lemurs or tarsiers) or apes. Chimpanzees and orangutans are technically apes and not monkeys.
- Indiana Jones Adventures: Volume 2: Curse of the Invincible Ruby
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull