Spider Monkey

Species: Ateles geoffroyi

Geographic Range: Central American and Southern Mexico

Size: 15-27 inches tall, 12-15 pounds

Lifespan: up to 27 years in the wild

Conservation Status: Endangered

Como’s Spider Monkeys

Find them in the Primate Building Map

Fun Facts

  • Spider monkeys use their long tails like a fifth limb.
  • About 75% of a spider monkeys diet is fruit.
  • Spider monkeys do not have thumbs.
  • Infants are born black, usually changing color during their first five months.