Spider Monkey

A spider monkey stands on a platform with it's hand on a column.

Animal’s Behavior
Geoffroy’s spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi), also called black-handed spider monkeys, live in groups in the upper levels of the rainforest.

Eating Habits
Ripe fruit makes up the largest part of their diet, although they will eat plants and even small insects.

Central American coastal regions and lowland rain forests.

Conservation Efforts
These monkeys are listed as endangered and are protected throughout much of their range.

Animal Facts
These cheeky monkeys have a strong prehensile tail that may be used as another limb.