spider monkey


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spider monkey

1. any of several arboreal New World monkeys of the genus Ateles, of Central and South America, having very long legs, a long prehensile tail, and a small head
2. woolly spider monkey a rare related monkey, Brachyteles arachnoides, of SE Brazil
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In support of efforts to protect the Azuero spider monkey and restore its dwindling habitat, American Forests is partnering with The Azuero Earth Project (AEP)--a "living laboratory" that combines science and fieldwork with community outreach to reforest and promote sustainability in the area.
Members of the conservation team have even produced "Washu Chocolate", whose wrapping is emblazoned with the brown-headed spider monkey.
The commercial may be the start of a showbiz career for the spider monkey - their names are already all over the web.
Recently scientific fieldworkers have been working with the local community to conserve the brown-headed spider monkey population found at the site, integrating scientific research and sustainable livelihoods projects.
The purpose of this paper is to report on an instance of complete (oculocutaneous) albinism for the Central American spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), the first documented record of albinism for this species.
The routine of the spider monkey troops is more or less predictable.
Jairo Munoz (Mexico) Chronoecology of neotropical primates: the spider monkey ateles geoffroyi.
CHRISTINE DELL'AMORE NYT SYNDICATE ANEW population of one of the world's rarest primates -- the brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) -- has been found in Colombia's Selva de Florencia National Park, conservationists announced.
There is a rich cast of vibrant characters--April's mother, for example, 'makes cheese--bad cheese, and peddles it around in an old hearse painted yellow, with a pet spider monkey riding shotgun.
Summary: A man from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been injured after being attacked in a spider monkey enclosure at Sorocaba Zoo.
We spent a whole day at the fabulous zoo, where we got up close and personal with lizards, cockroaches and millipedes, and a spider monkey snatched my umbrella and then tried to hitch a lift out in our buggy.