Animal Species

Black-Handed Spider Monkey
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Spider monkeys have a prehensile tail that helps them grasp things and balance better.

Sponsors
Ms. Vera Payne
Habitat
Rainforest, evergreen and semi-deciduous forests in Mexico and Central America
Size
22 inches with a 36 in long tail
Weight
10-20 pounds
Lifespan
15-35 years
Diet
Fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, leaves, insects and eggs
Reproduction
1 young after a 4 1⁄2 month gestation period
Conservation Status
Endangered
Threats
Habitat loss and illegal pet trafficking