(All photos were taken by me, Jasmine Monrouxe, and this article is also published on my website.)
When you think of a monkey, you picture a happy primate swinging from branch to branch in an overgrown forest, roaming the trees with nothing but confidence. Many people are fascinated by monkeys due to their similarities to the human species - they're highly sociable, can consciously use facial expressions and body language, can stand upright on two legs and share roughly 85 percent to 95 percent of the same DNA as humans. They are a truly incredible species and having the opportunity to observe a monkey in the wilderness is extraordinary. However, seeing a monkey in captivity is a totally different story.