Monkeys

Monkeys

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Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroy) – Southern Central America and South Mexico in tropical forests.  (Also called Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey)  The Black-handed Spider Monkey has a light ring around their eyes.  The legs are long and the hands have no thumb.  Their diet consists of nuts, fruit, leaves and flowers.
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 Black-handed Spider Monkey using their hands as hooks to enable them to swing through the trees.  They have a prehensile tail also used in swinging from branch to branch.
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 Blue Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) –
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 Siamang Gibbon (Symphalangus syndactylus) – Malay peninsula and Sumatra in rain forests.  The Siamang Gibbon is the darkest, largest and noisiest of the Gibbon.  They spend most of their time in the canopy of the forests, foraging for fruit, figs, insects and eggs.  The throat pouch is called a “gular sac” and allows them to make the loud noises they make.  This hooting can be heard over a mile away.  The Siamang Gibbon has two fingers on each hand that have fused together.
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 Diana Monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) – Central western Africa.  The Diana Monkey is a member of a group of related species called Guenons.  They have long legs, a long tail and very agile.  The Diana Monkey likes the high levels of the treetops where fruit is plentiful.
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White-fronted Capachin (Cebus albifrons) – South America.  This monkey is very intelligent.  The Capachin was used as the “organ grinder” monkey.

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