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spider monkey

slim New World monkeys with long limbs and prehensile tails. There are several species in the genera Ateles and Lagothrix. They vary in color from black to red-brown and are very agile tree climbers.
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Using an initial survey that indicated where remaining populations of the Azuero spider monkey existed, AEP performed a GIS analysis to determine the ideal locations to reforest based on ecological and social characteristics, thus creating a corridor that focused the group's efforts on certain areas of the peninsula.
Members of the conservation team have even produced "Washu Chocolate", whose wrapping is emblazoned with the brown-headed spider monkey.
Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: "It was great to be able to welcome the cast and crew to Dudley Zoo back in June to film the advert, who were impressed with the spider monkey enclosure and its location and backdrop.
A CASE OF ALBINISM IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SPIDER MONKEY, Atelesgeoffroyi, IN HONDURAS
In EP, capuchins dominated the primate community, whilst howlers represented 52 % and spider monkeys only 4.
CHRISTINE DELL'AMORE NYT SYNDICATE ANEW population of one of the world's rarest primates -- the brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) -- has been found in Colombia's Selva de Florencia National Park, conservationists announced.
Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi vellerousus) in a tropical deciduous forest Techauntepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
There were primates such as red howler and spider monkeys, as well as the aforementioned curious jaguar, which was seen twice more on the expedition.
Spider monkeys rub themselves with chewed-up leaves like dousing themselves with cologne.
They therefore need a healthy, unhunted forest, from which they can pluck sloths, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, even large birds and reptiles.
We're not just a chalk-and-talk school,'' said Schutzer, who will lead a trip to Costa Rica in January to observe capuchin, howler and spider monkeys.
Both Prowlers had rabid spider monkeys at the controls.