Giant Stuffed Monkey Toys & New World Monkey Facts

With a giant stuffed monkey, the possibilities for play are endless. Designed with long arms and tails, soft plush bodies, and velvety soled feet, a giant stuffed monkey is ready whenever you are to dive into an outrageous world of adventure.

In tropical Central and South America, the New World monkey species – Howlers – can be found. They get their name from the harsh, unpleasant sound they make. At dawn and dusk, when a group of howlers all vocalize at the same time, they can be heard up to three miles away. With their large throats and specialized vocal chambers, male monkeys are able to turn up the volume when making their signature call. It is meant as a warning message to other monkeys that the territory is already occupied.

Howler monkeys are the biggest of all nine species of New World monkeys. And, they have wide nostrils that open from the side and no padding on their rumps, which sets them apart from Old World monkeys. They are also blessed with a tail that can be used for grasping, holding and wrapping around objects. Howlers use their tails as an extra arm with which they can use to grasp or hang from the tree branches. Given Howlers rarely go to the ground, their tail comes in quite handy. Since leaves make up the majority of their diet, they prefer to remain above ground where they can dine to their hearts content.

Howler monkeys have distinctive beards and thick, long hair that can be black, brown, or red. They grow to about two feet in length (which does not include its 30-inch tail) and weighing up to 22 pounds. Unlike most other species of monkey, howlers do not travel often, preferring to remain in their small communities. They are typically inactive only covering about 1,300 feet in an entire day and sleep upwards of 15 hours. Next to sloths, howler monkeys are some of the slowest mammals in the rain forest.

If you’re on the lookout for a prime monkey stuffed animal, online stores are the place to go for all your monkey stuffed animal needs. While they don’t have plush howler monkeys, they do carry instead, a lovely selection of other soft monkey toys – the Gibbon monkey species, for example. You don’t have to get specific when choosing a monkey stuffed animal; whichever one you choose will surely be a hit and enjoyed for years to come.

Angeline Hope is a collector of giant stuffed animals. You can view a selection of giant stuffed animals including giant stuffed monkey toys at MyBigPlush.

How To Give A Baby Shower With A Monkey Theme

If you are looking for an idea for a baby shower with huge amounts of entertainment and decorating potential, then a monkey theme is perfect. It is also a great way to celebrate a shower for parents who have decided to keep their baby a delivery surprise. The monkey theme is totally neutral, and there are vast amounts of items to choose from to help put the shower together. There are plenty of options, either in stores or online, for everything from invitations and tableware to thank you notes and favors.
Instructions
oGet input from the mother-to-be on what type of monkey theme she would like: bright, subdued, cartoon-like, tropical, safari, Curious George, etc. As there are so many different styles of designs available, you might want her help in narrowing down the choice.
oChoose the colors for the baby shower. It could be the colors of the nursery or the color specific to the gender of the baby, but it will help set the scene for the shower. Choose yellow, brown and green to really keep within the theme.
oChoose monkey-themed baby invitations to alert the shower guests to the theme. Guests often like to purchase a gift or nursery dcor based on the theme of a shower. There are plenty of invitations to choose from, but pick one that suits your colors and that you can base the decorations around. Use creative wording like “help us welcome our little monkey into the world,” “barrel of monkeys” or “monkeying around” to keep the theme going.
oChoose a monkey cake for the shower. This is a must-have and not too difficult to make and decorate at home if you are able to find a monkey cake pan. Alternatively, bake cupcakes and draw icing monkeys on them, making sure they have big monkey ears!
oTry making monkey-themed food like banana bread, banana and tropical smoothies, or use a chocolate fountain with bananas for dipping.
oUse palm trees and vines as your room dcor for the shower. Keep table centerpieces simple by using a brightly colored vase to match your colors and placing a large palm leaf into it. Add a raffia table skirt, and you will have the perfect tropical monkey theme for your guests.
oPrint out, or purchase, a large color picture of a monkey. Cut the tail off, and pin the tail on the monkey will be the ideal party game.
Tips & Warnings
Try using a monkey theme based on a “celebrity monkey” like Curious George, or maybe even the popular Sock Monkey or Mod Monkey.
If you are on a budget, there are plenty of free e-mail invitations to use instead of paper invitations. This will leave you money to spend on other things.
There are so many options available for this theme that you could easily end up spending way too much money and having too many monkey items. Be careful not to purchase too many accessories; be creative with dcor and food instead.