Food Chain

What Eats Monkeys?

What Eats Monkeys? What Do Monkeys Eat?

Most species of monkey have a lot of predators, or natural enemies, to worry about. Most of the big jungle cats—leopards, jaguars, and cougars—will catch and eat monkey whenever they get a chance.

In addition, almost every jungle or rainforest where monkeys live is also home to a species of eagle that likes to eat monkey.

Big snakes such as pythons and boa constrictors kill and eat monkey, and so do crocodiles and caimans.

Even chimps—which are an ape and not a monkey—sometimes catch, kill, and eat small monkey.

And, what do monkeys eat? Monkey eat a variety of foods, including fruits, leaves, insects, and eggs.

A Monkey In A Tree
What Eats Monkey? Photo: Aaron Logan

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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