The deforestation here has also put wildlife species, like the Azuero spider monkey
(Ateles geoffroyi azuerensis), under threat.
Then on one foray, Will suddenly found himself surrounded by around 10 spider monkeys
, who left and returned with more of the gang.
And that has impacted the spider monkeys
, of which the Rainforest Trust environmental group says there only 250 remain in the wild.
Our four spider monkeys
loved all the attention and were impeccably behaved throughout filming.
Notice of some new species of spider monkeys
(Ateles) in the collection of The British Museum.
In TE, spider monkeys
and howler monkeys were the most abundant species (2.
During the day the couple worked alongside keepers as they went about their daily duties caring for the likes of our Sumatran tigers, snow leopards, Humboldt penguins, chimps and spider monkeys
Others included two black-headed spider monkeys
, an endangered species.
We were all enchanted by the spider monkeys
, while the sight of an orangutan mother swinging nonchalantly above ground as her baby clung to her side was truly breathtaking.
Black-headed spider monkeys
are classed as critically endangered in the wild by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
It was established that like spider monkeys
and orang-utans, humans prioritise protein over carbohydrates and fat, which meant that if they have a diet with low protein, they would over-eat fats, carbs and energy to get the target level of protein and that is why human obesity cases in the Western World have soared over the past 60 years.
As we fed the other animals, Joel mimicked the way spider monkeys
eat fruit (they have no thumbs).