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  Spider monkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Found in tropical forests from southern Mexico to Brazil, spider monkeys belong to the genus Ateles; the closely related woolly spider monkeys, are in the genus Brachyteles.
Spider monkeys have hook-like, narrow and thumbless hands; the fingers are elongated and recurved.
At 107 grams, the spider monkey brain is twice the size of a howler monkey's of equivalent body size; this is thought to be a result of the spider monkeys' complex social system as well as their diet, which consists primarily of ripe fruit from a wide variety (over 150 species) of plants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spider_monkey   (634 words)

 Mammal Directory: Spider Monkeys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spider monkey males and females are about equal in size, in contrast to howlers, in which males are about 20% larger than females.
Individual spider monkeys often give a loud call when they encounter trees heavily laden with fruits; this call alerts other members of their community as to the location of this dietary resource and many individuals may temporarily congregate in the area to take advantage of this nutritious windfall.
Spider monkeys have relatively large brains for their body size and it would appear that as they mature, they need time to learn the types and locations of a large number of different fruit species in the forest as well as other behaviors critical for survival.
pages.csam.montclair.edu /ceterms/mammals/spidermonkey.html   (909 words)

 The Spider Monkey
The fl-handed spider monkey, the species that is found here in the zoo, is found in Central America, from Mexico and Belize in the north to Panama in the south, where it lives in the high canopy of the rain, mangrove and temperate forests.
This morphology allows spider monkeys to move among tree branches not only by walking, but also, just as trapeze artists, to get from branch to branch while hanging from one branch and reaching with their hands to the next one, with their tail serving as a fifth limb and secures them against a fall.
Young spider monkeys are weaned at the age of two, at which time their mother may conceive again.
www.jerusalemzoo.org.il /english/upload/month/spidermonkey.html   (580 words)

 Spider Monkey
Spider monkeys are found in Mexico and from Central America to Paraguay.
Spider monkeys live in groups, called troops, of 10 to 30 individuals.
Spider monkeys communicate with various vocalizations including territorial “barks.” They are easily excitable and will shake branches and throw fruit at intruders.
www.eriezoo.org /spider_monkey.htm   (285 words)

It is longer than the monkeys' body is-over two feet in length in an adult, and composed of twenty-three vertebrae, which give it suppleness and strength.
The normal means of travel of the spider monkey is known as "brachiation"-a swinging progression from one limb or vine to the next and on to the next that is like the movement of a trapeze artist on swings.
Normally the spider monkey dwells in the topmost branches of tall forest trees, and seldom if ever comes down to the ground.
www.geocities.com /Petsburgh/Zoo/4503/spider.html   (389 words)

 Spider Monkey Pictures
Found in tropical forests from southern Mexico to Brazil, Spider monkeys belong to the genus Ateles; a closely related species, the Woolly Spider Monkey, is monotypic in the genus Brachyteles.
As they require large tracts of undisturbed forest, spider monkeys may be considered an indicator species; the monkeys are threatened by habitat destruction through continued growth in South American agriculture.
Spider monkey groups are further broken down into smaller subgroups of 2-8 individuals; this is unusual as such a social structure is found in only one other primate, the chimpanzee.
www.junglewalk.com /photos/spider-monkey-pictures.htm   (443 words)

 Black spider monkey
Description: Spider monkeys have a remarkable prehensile tail that provides a versatile grasping organ and differs from the tail of capuchin monkeys in having a sensory area on the underside of the tip.
In the spider monkey this area is hairless and resembles the ball of a finger, having skin ridges of different configurations in each individual, similar to fingerprints.
When approached by observers in the wild, spider monkeys have been known to break off branches weighing as much as 4 or 5 kg and try to drop them onto the observer from a height of around 12 m.
www.bristolzoo.org.uk /learning/animals/mammals/spider-monkey   (414 words)

 Spider Monkey
Spider monkeys are the New World equivalent of the gibbons.
Spider monkeys mainly eat fruits, but they also eat leaves, seeds, flowers, nectar, insects, and small animals including birds and their eggs.
Although many species of spider monkey are endangered due to habitat destruction, and hunted for food, this particular species is not threatened yet.
www.hilozoo.com /animals/AP_sp_monkey.htm   (303 words)

 Spider Monkey
Spider monkeys are closely related to the other monkeys in the family cebidae, including capuchins and howler monkeys.
Spider monkeys have been known to shake a vine occupied by a predator to cause them to fall.
Spider monkeys rarely descend to the ground, but are capable of bipedalism (walking on two feet) on the ground with tail held in a curve parallel to the back.
www.wellingtonzoo.com /animals/animals/primates/spider-monkey.html   (406 words)

 Spider Monkey (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spider monkeys are characterized by their long, slender limbs and great agility.
Spider monkeys travel by brachiating through the trees using their prehensile tails as a fifth limb.
Spider monkeys live high in the trees of the rain forest and only rarely descend to the jungle floor.
www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org.cob-web.org:8888 /k001.html   (238 words)

 Woolly Spider Monkey (Brachyteles arachnoides)
The woolly spider monkey is found in the country of Brazil, and lives in the Atlantic coastal forest along the Eastern coast.
The woolly spider monkey is primarily a folivorous species, but also consumes fruit, seeds, flowers, nectar, pollen, bark, bamboo, and ferns.
The woolly spider monkey moves through the forest in both a quadrupedal and suspensory fashion, and suspension is an important feeding posture (Fleagle, 1988).
members.tripod.com /uakari/brachyteles_arachnoides.html   (919 words)

 Spider Monkey - MSN Encarta
Spider Monkey, any of four species of small New World monkeys characterized by their long, slender limbs and great agility.
Spider monkeys occur between southern Brazil and central Mexico.
The fur is yellowish-gray to brown, with lighter undersides; the face has white eye rings and is shaded by projecting hair that is either light or dark in color.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761565356   (116 words)

 Spider Monkey
As spider monkeys need large areas of well-preserved forest, they are considered an indicator species.
Spider monkeys live in tropical forests, which are quickly disappearing.
Spider Monkeys - Parasite survey in howler and spider monkeys.
www.spider-monkeys.com /spider-monkeys-protection-conservation.htm   (503 words)

 Spider Monkey
Spider monkeys are capable of moving from branch to branch without falling.
The spider monkey is ready to let go of her baby when it is 15 months old.
All spider monkeys bark but when the baby is threatened they bark and that's how they know when the baby is endanger.
www.amersol.edu.pe /ms/7th/7block/jungle_research/new_cards/20/report_20.html   (578 words)

 Spider Monkey - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spider Monkey, any of six species of small American monkeys characterized by their long, slender limbs and great agility.
Woolly Monkey, either of two species of large monkey inhabiting the forests of the central and upper Amazon basin.
- monkey with long limbs and tail: a tree-dwelling monkey with long slender limbs, a long prehensile tail, and a small head.
au.encarta.msn.com /Spider_Monkey.html   (124 words)

 Spider Monkey
Spider Monkeys are from South America and Central America (Cavendish 2348).
Spider Monkey’s nostrils are looking out to the side with a very broad septum between them (Cavendish 2348).
Spider Monkey’s are slenderly built but pot-bellied (Cavendish 2348).
www.hobart.k12.in.us /ge/smith/Virtualzoo/SMY/new_page_72.htm   (390 words)

 Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
The fl-handed spider monkey has a prehensile tail which it uses for grasping when feeding and when moving through the forest.
The fl-handed spider monkey has long and slender limbs especially the forelimbs which are used in suspensory locomotion (Fleagle, 1988).
The fl-handed spider monkey is a frugivorous species, which tends to favor ripe fruits.
members.tripod.com /uakari/ateles_geoffroyi.html   (744 words)

 Modify Spider Monkey Behavior
A study of spider monkeys in a naturalistic exhibit at the Calgary Zoo found that the addition of leaves and food pods reduced off-display time and increased feeding activity.
During baseline observations, the monkeys spent 7.3 percent of their time feeding, but when leaves were added to the enclosure, feeding activities increased to 13.1 percent of the time.
The spider monkeys spent considerable effort in searching for food through leaves even when it appeared that all food was consumed.
www.monkeyzone.com /modifying_spider_monkey_behavior.htm   (681 words)

 The Spider Monkey : Utah's Hogle Zoo
Spider monkeys are some of the most accomplished acrobats of the forest, despite the fact that they have no thumbs!
Spider monkeys live in loosely organized groups of up to 20 individuals, usually dominated by an elder female.
Though spider monkeys have few predators, they have been shot for food in large portions of their former range.
www.hoglezoo.org /animals/view.php?id=149   (299 words)

Spider monkeys are 3-5 feet in length, with its tail accounting for about 60%.
Spider monkey are some of the finest examples of animals who get around in the canopy.
When spider monkeys are on the lookout, it stands or walks on two feet, using the tail to hold on to a support.
www.wildernessclassroom.com /www/schoolhouse/rainforest_library/animal_library/spider_monkey.htm   (332 words)

 Medical Spider Monkey
The monkey was housed with 2 other spider monkeys in an outdoor moated enclosure with an adjoining indoor area.
Review of medical records from the institution at which the monkey was born indicated that the monkey's first episode of enteritis was at 3 months of age.
This monkey's long-term prognosis for a normal social and reproductive life in a zoo exhibit remains guarded.
www.monkeyzone.com /medical_spider_monkey.htm   (1286 words)

Spider monkeys tend to join together in small groups where fruit is plentiful.
Spider monkerys are also known to steal food and babies of the howler monkeys.
The oldest spider monkey at the Fort Worth Zoo is recorded to have been born in 1966.
www.whozoo.org /students/devmon/spimonkey2.htm   (439 words)

 Rainforest Live: Black spider monkey
The fl spider monkey is one of the four species of spider monkey, all of which live in different areas of South America.
This allows the spider monkey to climb quickly through the trees and reach down and pluck fruit and flowers from branches.
The fl spider monkey spends most of its time in the trees and does not go down to the ground very often.
www.rainforestlive.org.uk /index.cfm?Articleid=505   (215 words)

 Spider Monkey Skull
Spider Monkey Skull - There are six species of spider monkey, all of which are native to Central and South America.
Spider monkeys get their name from their long, hairy appendages and prehensile tail that can resemble the shape of a spider while moving through the canopy tree tops.
Spider monkeys are diurnal omnivores feeding on fruits, leaves, flowers and insects.
www.skullsunlimited.com /spider-monkey-skull.html   (102 words)

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Spider monkeys don't store their food because the leaves never fall where they live.
Spider monkeys live in a special habitat that includes all the elements they need to survive.
Spider monkeys live in the trees of the rainforests.
www.serraschool.org /Studentwork/Projects02-03/7AnimalKingdom/7A22.HTM   (437 words)

 ANIMAL BYTES - Colombian Black Spider Monkey
Spider monkeys are found in social groups of up to 30 individuals; however, they are usually broken up into smaller foraging groups of 3-4 individuals.
Old World monkeys are generally from Africa and Asia while New World monkeys are from the Americas.
Spider monkeys fill an important ecological role in South America.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/primates/colombian-black-spider-monkey.htm   (400 words)

 WWF - Black spider monkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Spider monkeys are encountered in healthy tropical rainforests in Central and South America.
The fl spider monkey, Ateles paniscus, is one of three species of spider monkey.
Black spider monkeys are one of the largest primates in south America.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/species/our_solutions/priority_species/black_spider_monkey/index.cfm   (190 words)

 Black-handed Spider Monkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These troops are partly territorial, keeping within their own area at night, but scattering over a wide range in search of food during the day.
Spider monkeys have no thumbs, so their grasping is done with four fingers.
Spider monkeys use their tail just as they use their hands.
www.centralfloridazoo.org /animals/Black-handed_spider_monkey.htm   (244 words)

 Muriqui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The muriquis, also known as woolly spider monkeys, are the monkeys of the genus Brachyteles.
They are closely related to both the spider monkeys and the woolly monkeys.
They are the two largest species of New World monkeys, and the northern species is one of the most endangered of all the world's monkeys.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Woolly_spider_monkey   (300 words)

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