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Throughout Central America and Columbia

Black-handed Spider Monkey

This arboreal or tree dwelling monkey has a prehensile tail that it can use as another hand. It can be used to hang, climb, and pick things up.

The size of a spider monkey troop depends on the availability of food. When plenty of fruit is available they may gather in groups of 20 to 30. These troops will break up into smaller gatherings when food becomes scarce.

DIETMainly fruit, some leaves and flowers; also nuts, seeds, insects, and eggs
LIFE Expectancy20 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for Bolivia is the llama.
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