MonkeyMonkeys are the mammal close to humans. There are about 260 known living types of monkeys found on earth. In Hindu culture, monkeys are considered as gods. The god Hanuman is a monkey. He is the friend of great god Rama. But in Christian cultures, monkeys symbolize arrogance and cheating. The Japanese has the famous 3 mystic monkey myth that symbolize the correct path: see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.