This monkey lives in the rainforest of South America. Its long arms and legs help it swing and move gracefully through the trees. Its body is covered in soft, thick fur, usually black or dark brown. Interestingly, its belly is a beautiful shade of white, which gives it its name!
One of the most distinct characteristics of this monkey is its prehensile tail. “Prehensile” means it can grasp and hold onto things, just like how we use our hands. They can use their tail like an extra hand, which is handy when swinging from branch to branch! They also have excellent communication skills and use a variety of calls, screeches, and gestures to talk to each other. Plus, their foraging habits play an essential role in spreading seeds and helping the rainforest grow.
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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