Black-handed Spider Monkey Ateles geoffroyi

Watch these monkeys in action and you’ll quickly see where the “spider” part of their name comes from! With climbing abilities to rival even the most agile arachnids, spider monkeys use their thick, muscular tails like a fifth limb

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ORIGIN:
Mexico through Colombia

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HABITAT:
Rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
15 lbs
Height: 2 ft

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DIET:
Insects, eggs, fruits and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Jaguars and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Warning "bark"

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REPRODUCTION:
7-month gestation; sexually mature at 4-5 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
47 yrs in human care

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