Spider Monkey

By: Thomas Farley

Describe the animal?

Different types of spider monkeys may have brown, reddish, or tan fur. Spider monkeys sometimes hang upside down by grasping a branch with all four long, slender limbs and tail. Their name comes from this position, in which the monkeys can resemble huge spiders.

Mittermeier, Russell A., and Roderic B. Mast. "Spider monkey." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.+

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Where is its main habitat?

They inhabit in tropical forests from central Mexico to Central Bolivia. They were in the Amazon Basin until they were hunted to extinction from there.
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What is its main diet?

Spider monkeys like to eat fruits, seeds, and other plant material.
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What predators do these monkeys have?

These monkeys aren’t prey for any animal in their habitat, however, they are hunted by us people.
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Average size of the species?

Adults weigh from 10 to 19 pounds and grow almost 2 feet long, not including the tail. A spider monkey's hands have four long fingers and an extremely small thumb.
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