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Family - Atelidae
(Howler & Spider Monkeys)


Spider monkeys live in the tropical rainforest of Central and South America. The Spider Monkey is an extravagant, one of a kind animal. They move gracefully from branch to branch. The monkeys have a power full grip, even though they don’t have thumbs. They come from the family of atelidae. The spider monkeys eat plants from trees. There life span is 22 years in the wild, while they get up to 14 to 26 inches and are averagely 13.25 pounds. Typically, females give birth to one monkey every 2 to 5 years. Monkeys depend on their mother for the first 10 weeks of birth. People hunt these monkeys for food, so they don’t like human contact.

Author:  Konner G
Published: 11/2012






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