Cass asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 5 months ago

Why do monkies eat bananas?

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  • 5 months ago

    Bananas are tasty even raw

  • Jahal
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    The potassium is great for your complexion

  • 5 months ago

    They eat turtle flesh and bite into it

  • 5 months ago

    Monkeys are natural omnivores with a preference toward fruits and vegetables such as bananas , watermelon , apples , lettuce and more but they also eat insects , frogs , birds , rodents , lizards and even larger monkeys like baboons will eat small antelope and pigs.

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  • 5 months ago

    They're food.

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The plural of monkey is monkeys.

    They do not eat that many bananas. It is more in children's fiction and cartoons where monkeys eat bananas. The bananas we buy from the market are cultivars and not found in the wild. Monkeys eat a diverse range of fruits.

    Not all monkeys are frugivores, some are foliovores. Colobus monkeys, for example, are primarily leaf-eaters. Monkeys also eat insects, small reptiles, eggs, tree sap. etc.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Monkeys evolved as fruit eaters. Banana is fruit. In fact there is so much vitamin C in fruits that monkeys (and their descendants the apes and humans) have lost the ability to make their own vitamin c genetically. Other mammals can make their own vitamin c, which is an important precursor to making collagen, an important structural protein for skin. Vitamin c shortage will cause scurvy and death. That is why monkeys, apes and humans must eat fruits or other kinds of food that is rich in vitamin c.

    Monkeys, apes and humans have a sweet tooth, meaning we have taste buds that detect sugar (there is a lot of sugar in fruits) and our brain feels pleasure when we eat sugar. Bananas contain sugar and other nutrients, including of course vitamin c. Therefore bananas taste good to monkeys, and they get calories and nutrients from eating bananas. It is good for their health and and they get sugar high. So, why not eat bananas when they are available.

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Bananas are fruit and are adapted to be eaten by herbivores. It is beneficial to both organism. Monkeys eat lots of fruit and other things as well.

  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    if you mean monkeys, they eat lots of other stuff too.

  • 5 months ago

    They are hungry

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