2004-09 Colombian Spider Monkey - Belfast Zoo (Northern Ireland).jpg #1023 Animals at Belfast Zoo (Northern Ireland)Thumbnails#1021 View at the Belfast Lough (Northern Ireland)
Colombian Spider Monkey at the Belfast Zoo (Northern Ireland)

The Colombian spider monkey is a subspecies of the Black-headed spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Colombia and Panama.
The spider monkey has a black body and long limbs with thumb-less hands. It has a prehensile and extremely flexible tail, which acts as an extra limb. The tail has a hairless patch on the tip that is used for grip. This hairless patch is unique in its markings, just like the human fingerprint.
Fruit makes up eighty percent of the spider monkey's diet, which also includes leaves, nuts, seeds, bark, insects, and flowers.
Matthijs van Wageningen
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