Spider Monkey

Ateles fusciceps robustus

NATURAL HABITAT
The spider monkey is found in tropical and subtropical forests.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Young leaves, nuts, buds, seeds and invertebrates
IN THE ZOO – Fruit, vegetables and fiber type biscuits

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Are arboreal, found primarily in tree tops
  • Use their prehensile tail as an additional limb
  • Tail has a hairless patch on the underside that is used for gripping to branches
  • Found in social groups of 3 to 30 in the wild
  • Females give birth on average every three years
  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400