Why We Should not Feed Monkeys with Banana?

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Monkey eats banana

We might wonder with the title: Why We Should not Feed Monkeys with Banana? Actually, there are two types of banana generally:

- commercial banana which we buy from groceries, and eat almost everyday.
- wild banana in the forest or jungle

Our cultivated banana contains more sugar and a lot of calories, suitable for human being only.

If this commercial banana is given to a monkey, it will give them equal to sweet foods such as chocolate, cheesecake and pop tarts.

Many zoos in several countries prohibited to feed monkeys with grocery bananas, its because the fruit likely:
- causing damage to monkey’s teeth
- leading to diabetes.
- causing gastrointestinal problems

The question then, do monkeys eat wild banana which are plenty in the forests and jungles?

No, Monkeys do not eat wild bananas. It was humans first introduced monkey with banana in 1936. Since then, monkeys have been associated with bananas.

Wild monkeys eat both plants and animal protein such as:
- plant based foods include fruits, nuts and seeds
- animal protein based foods that are insects, spiders, bird’s eggs and lizards.

Finally, yes, some animals consume wild bananas, they are:
- birds
- elephants
- bats

45 comments:

  1. This is so interesting, Tanza. And, it is very informative. I had never heard this before reading about it here. Thanh you for sharing this, it's good to know.

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  2. I never knew this about monkeys. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Is very interesting...I've never thought about, you have all the reason.

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  4. please, I didn't even know
    well I associate the monkey with the banana - I rather associated it with the banana
    greetings
    Lili

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  5. Interesting. I always though the banana was a staple for monkeys in the wild.

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  6. I didn't know about it before, interesting!

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      Many zoos in several countries prohibited to feed monkeys with grocery bananas, its because the fruit likely:
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      - leading to diabetes.
      - causing gastrointestinal problems

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  8. I had no idea we taught monkeys how to eat bananas. I'd like to see an elephant peel a banana!

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  9. I will for sure remember this. So good to know! Thanks!

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      Wild monkeys eat both plants and animal protein such as:
      - plant based foods include fruits, nuts and seeds
      - animal protein based foods that are insects, spiders, bird’s eggs and lizards.

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  10. I didn't know that it's not allowed for monkeys to eat our cultivated bananas.
    I am learning so much from your posts!!!

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      - elephants
      - bats

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  11. Nie miałam pojęcia o tym fakcie...
    Pewnie to wynika z faktu, że wszędzie w mediach przedstawia się małpę z bananem

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  14. I didn't know it. Thanks for the information.

    Kisses

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  16. Wow, I didn't know monkeys couldn't eat bananas like us, thanks for sharing. Very interesting post.
    Have a nice day,
    Stay safe and well ,, big hugs,
    Caty

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      Many zoos in several countries prohibited to feed monkeys with grocery bananas, its because the fruit likely:
      - causing damage to monkey’s teeth
      - leading to diabetes.
      - causing gastrointestinal problems

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  17. Muy interesante, no lo sabia. Besitos.

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  18. I had no idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Never knew this. Poor monkeys...

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      Wild monkeys eat both plants and animal protein such as:
      - plant based foods include fruits, nuts and seeds
      - animal protein based foods that are insects, spiders, bird’s eggs and lizards.

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  20. Interesting fact - somewhere along the way just assumed the two went together.!

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      - elephants
      - bats

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  21. I didn't know there are these two kinds of bananas. Interesting article.

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  23. We don't have monkeys in my area so there is no need to feed them. But good to know this feeding error.

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