Collectable spider monkey020013
ARTIS Collectable of the spider monkey. This soft toy is 10 cm tall.
The black spider monkey lives in the tops of the trees in the tropical rainforest of Central and South America. Its menu includes fruits, but sometimes also leaves. Because it excrements the seeds of the fruit it eats undigested, the black spider monkey spreads the seeds in the tropical rainforest. The black spider monkey has long, slender arms and legs and an even longer prehensile tail. Handy when climbing trees. He uses that prehensile tail as a kind of fifth leg. According to the International Conservation Organization IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species, the black spider monkey is vulnerable. The IUCN expects the number of black spider monkeys to decline further in the coming years. ARTIS has developed a new habitat for spider monkeys in 2021.