In its natural environment, the spider monkey can live up to 25 years. In captivity, spider monkeys have been known to live for as long as 40 years. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

Spider monkeys are preyed upon by large cats, such as jaguars and pumas, large snakes and birds. There have only been a few instances where predation of a spider monkey has been directly observed, which suggests that spi... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Monkeys

Spider monkeys are endangered mainly due to habitat loss and hunting. Their slow reproductive rate also makes them vulnerable, as a female spider monkey only has one baby every two to four years. More »

While an exact population count for members of all spider monkey species is unavailable, the spider monkey population is decreasing as of 2014. There is one species listed as vulnerable, four species listed as endangered... More »

Spider monkeys live in the upper canopy of the tropical rain forests in Central and South America. They live in the trees of regions with tropical climates and can sometimes be found in Mexico. More »

All primates, with the exception of the spider monkey, have five fingers and five toes on each hand and foot. Spider monkeys have four fingers on their hands and five toes on each foot. More »

The milestones in the life cycle of a spider monkey are birth, juvenile, young adult, adult and death. Babyhood lasts two years before a spider monkey becomes a juvenile. The length of their lives depends largely on the ... More »