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The spider monkey is one of the most loved types of monkeys among children and adults. Spider monkeys can be
found in the forests of Mexico, Central America, and South
America, but deforestation and hunting is damaging their habitat. Spider monkeys are considered "New
World" primates. They have prehensile tails that allow them to grip onto branches and the ground as they move.
Spider monkeys have long, lanky arms and are very agile. They can be found in many popular zoos around the
Did you know that spider monkeys have no thumbs? Yet, the spider
monkey can still grip strongly onto branches with its other fingers and tail. They often gather together in
groups of 20 to 30, but they sleep and forage for fruits, nuts, leaves, spiders, and bird eggs in smaller
groups. They can be very noisy animals. Females typically give birth to one baby spider monkey at a time every two to five years. Baby
spider monkeys usually stay under the care of their mothers for the first year of their lives.
There are many different types of spider
monkeys. Some of the more popular species are the red-faced spider monkey, white-front spider monkey,
Peruvian spider monkey, brown spider monkey, white-cheeked spider monkey, black-headed spider monkey, brown-headed
spider monkey, Columbian spider monkey, Geoffroy's spider monkey, Yucatan spider monkey, Mexican spider monkey,
ornate spider monkey, and hooded spider monkey.
Take a look around to find spider monkey facts and
pictures of spider monkeys. If you are looking for
spider monkeys for sale, you will not find any pet spider monkeys here, just information about them and why it's
usually a bad idea to get one.