Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey

Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey, is one of the largest New World monkey that lives throughout Central America, from Mexico to Panama.

Also known as black-handed spider monkey, its arms are significantly longer than its legs and its tail can support its entire weight! Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey has long, hook-like fingers allowing it to move by swinging its arms beneath the tree branches.

Female Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey bear young every two to four years and its babies are dark in colour until they begin taking adult colouration at the age of five months.

Its diet primarily consist of ripe fruit and requires large areas of forest to survive. It is considered to be endangered after suffering from habitat loss, hunting and being sold in the pet trade.

Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey