Brown spider monkey

One of the most threatened primates in the Neotropics and has been listed six times as one of the world’s 25 most endangered primates

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A fascinating creature found in the lush rainforests of Central and South America. Their long, slender limbs enable them to swing gracefully through the treetops, effortlessly navigating the dense vegetation. Their bodies are covered in thick brown fur, which provides excellent camouflage in their forest habitat. With their agile movements and long, prehensile tails, Brown Spider Monkeys are true acrobats of the canopy.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Brown Spider Monkey is its social structure. They live in large groups called troops, consisting of multiple individuals. These troops are tightly knit, with strong bonds among members. Within the troop, cooperation, and communication are essential for survival. Brown Spider Monkeys are highly vocal, using a wide range of calls and gestures to communicate with one another. They rely on their keen senses and intelligence to navigate their complex social interactions and find food sources in the forest.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Colombia
2020
Venezuela
2020

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No