Black-handed Spider Monkey

Black-handed Spider Monkey

Black-Handed Spider Monkey

Scientific Name

Ateles geoffroyi


Central America


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.



Conservation Threats

Hunting, Habitat Loss

Fun Facts
  • 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.
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