Human beings think that they are the most intelligent creature in the world but such is not the case; there are some animals, who, could be considered as intelligent as the human beings. And one among the all the animals that are there in the animal kingdom, the monkey is the most intelligent. Under the haplorhine primate groups the monkeys fall and there are not the monkeys under this group of species but there are around 260 known species, who are living, under this group. Generally monkeys are tree dwellers but not all kinds of monkeys are tree dwellers, there are certain species of monkeys who dwell on the ground such as the baboons. The haplorhine groups include those animals who are dry nose and not those who are wet nose. Therefore certain animals such as the lemur, lorises and galagos cannot be considered as the monkeys.
The classifications of the monkeys.
The monkeys can be classified into two very important groups and first is the Old World groups. This group of monkeys can be found in the parts of Africa and Asia. And the other important group is the New World monkey. This group of monkeys can be found in the parts of Central and South America. In some culture, such as in the Hindu culture, the monkeys are treated as a god like figure and at times they are being worshipped too. But at times they are also treated as a pest in the agriculture occupation and thus they are also being killed in the monkey drive.