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Spider Monkey Tail Lengths More than their Body, which Acts as their Fifth Limb

Spider Monkey Tail Lengths More than their Body, which Acts as their Fifth Limb
Spider Monkey Tail Lengths More than their Body, which Acts as their Fifth Limb
A Spider Monkey Hanging by its tail
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Spider Monkey Information

Spider monkeys ( Scientific name: Ateles ) are omnivorous mammals that can be found mostly in the rainforests of Central and South America. A spider monkey’s estimated lifetime is around 22 years, and it can reach sizes ranging from 14 to 26 inches.

Spider Monkey Tail Lengths More than their Body, which Acts as their Fifth Limb
Brown Spider Monkeys
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Spider Monkey Tail Length

Spider monkeys are best known for their tails. The Spider Monkey has a muscular and tactile prehensile tail that serves as an extra arm. The tail can be longer than the body oftentimes. Black, as well as the Brown spider monkey tail length were measured to be about 28 – 34 inches ( about 70 – 85 cm ) long. Since the spider monkey uses both the bottom and tip of its tail for scrambling and grabbing, it works as a fifth hand. There are many spider monkey varieties that are threatened with extinction due to the destruction of their forest habitat, with illegal hunting being the primary cause.

Spider Monkey Tail Lengths More than their Body, which Acts as their Fifth Limb
Spider Monkey Tail Length

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Spider Monkey Tail Lengths More than their Body, which Acts as their Fifth Limb
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