spider monkeys

Spider Monkey Predators

What do spider monkeys have to be afraid of?

As quick as spider monkeys are, they do have to watch our for certain predators in the forests. Some of the known predators of spider monkeys are raptors, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, and large snakes. There also is a documented case of an eagle eating a spider monkey.

With all of this in mind, one must remember that humans are the greatest threat to spider monkeys in the wild. As humans expand their borders and push into the rain forests, spider monkeys are forced to retreat further into the forest and lose large living spaces. The deforestation that is taking place due to logging is much more dangerous to spider monkeys than the occasional jaguar getting one.