There are over 200 species of monkey and Curious George is one of the most popular. But which kind of monkey is he?
The Curious George books were written by Margret and H.A. Rey and first published in 1941. The authors were inspired by a real-life monkey named Hans who they saw in a zoo in Lima Peru.
Hans was a small monkey with light-colored fur and a long tail. He was part of a species called the capuchin monkey which is also sometimes called the organ grinder monkey.
Capuchin monkeys are found in Central and South America and they are known for their intelligence. They are also known for being curious and mischievous which may be why the Rey brothers chose a capuchin monkey as the star of their books.
There are several other species of monkey that are commonly mistaken for Curious George including the rhesus macaque and the marmoset. But if you take a closer look you can see that Curious George is definitely a capuchin monkey.
What kind of monkey is Curious George?
How did Curious George come to live with the Man with the Yellow Hat?
He was brought from Africa by the man to live in his home in the city.
What is Curious George’s favorite food?
What kind of mischief does Curious George usually get into?
He is curious about everything and gets into everything which often leads to accidents.
Does Curious George always get into trouble?
No but he often gets into trouble because he is curious and wants to explore everything.
How does Curious George usually get out of trouble?
The Man with the Yellow Hat often has to help him out of trouble.
What is one of Curious George’s favorite things to do?
He likes to swing on vines and play in the jungle.
Does Curious George like to take baths?
No he does not like to take baths.
Does Curious George like to drink out of the toilet?
No he does not like to drink out of the toilet.
What does Curious George like to do when he is bored?
He likes to play with his dolls or read books.
Does Curious George like to eat insects?
Sometimes he does but usually he does not.
What is Curious George’s favorite color?
His favorite color is yellow.
What is Curious George’s favorite toy?
His favorite toy is his teddy bear.
What does Curious George do when he is scared?
He hides under the bed.
What is the Man with the Yellow Hat’s name?
The Man with the Yellow Hat’s name is Ted.