Black-Handed Spider Monkey
Montane forests and rainforests
What do they eat?
Spider monkeys eat mostly fruit. Occasionally, they will also eat leaves, flowers, nuts, seeds, insects, eggs and arachnids.
Hunting, Habitat Loss
- A group of Spider Monkeys is called a troop.
- Spider monkeys have a prehensile (“grasping”) tail, they use their tail as a 5th appendage.
- To communicate with each other, these primates have a massive range of vocalizations, including barks, howls, screams, and a kind of whinnying noise that resembles a horse.