Black Spider Monkey


Fun Facts

  • Black Spider Monkeys initiate courtship by wrestling and playing with members of the opposite sex. They growl and give off heavy panting along with head shaking. Females identify their mate by sitting on a specific males lap.
  • Some monkies live up to 48 years.
  • They got their name from hanging on trees with all four legs on the tree and it looks like a spider web.
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Status of the Spider Monkies


This animal is key to its environment. The destruction of their ecosystems and the hunting of their species is endangering them. The WWF is protecting the rain forests to save them.