Spider Monkey

Sara Ovelmen

Characteristics

Name of Animal:

Simia Paniscus(Spider Monkey)


Classification Order:


Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Primates

Family:Atelidae

Genus:Ateles



Evolution Relationship:

Chimpanzees

Gorillas

Orangutan



Habitat:

Tropical rain forests of Central and South America. Most spider monkeys do not prefer to enter the southern regions of South America. This is because the terrain becomes rocky and mountainous. The spider monkey does not enjoy this, they enjoy to be is a forest with lots of trees.


Diet:

Spider monkey's are omnivores. The foods they specifically enjoy are fruit, nuts, and leaves.

Social interactions:

The male and female are known to stay with each other for their whole lives.

The monkeys travel in groups of between 10 and 30 individuals, then they will split up during daytime and return to their “pack” for the night. They go off on their own so there is less competing for food.



How they move:

The spider monkey moves with the help of it's long and lanky arms and tails. They enable them to move with ease with tree to tree.


Size:

14-26 inches

Weight:

13.25 lbs


Endangered Status:

Humans and other large wild animals can be accused for hunting spider monkey. Since it is an often-hunted animal, all four species of the monkey are now seriously endangered.



FUN FACTS

Top Speed:

35 mph


Colors:

Black, Grey, White, Brown


Life Span:

15-27 years

Spider Monkeys