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Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)

Posted on Sep 15, 2009 by in Primates | 0 comments

Ateles geoffroyi

Number 0287

These incredibly agile monkeys live throughout Central America. They’re very social, swinging through the treetops in groups of 20 or 30, munching on fruit, leaves, and flowers. They’re important distributors of fruit seeds, dispersing them through their digestive system. Unfortunately, the black-handed spider monkey is endangered due to habitat loss.

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