What is the common name for a spider monkey?
Integrated Taxonomic Information System – Report
|Cebus paniscus surinamensis Fischer, 1829
|Black Spider Monkey [English]
|Red-faced Black Spider Monkey [English]
|Red-faced Spider Monkey [English]
What are the 7 species of spider monkeys?
They have seven different species, namely, Ateles Belzebuth, or white-bellied spider monkey, Ateles Chamek or Peruvian spider monkey or black-faced spider monkey, Ateles hybridus or brown spider monkey, Ateles marginatus or white-cheeked spider monkey, Ateles fusciceps or black-headed spider monkey, Ateles geoffroyi or …
Can you legally own a spider monkey?
Some spider monkeys are imported to and/or bred in the U.S. by medical research labs and zoos. However, in the U.S., laws exist that prohibit or regulate owning a spider monkey and many organizations work rigorously to discourage keeping such exotic pets.
How much is a spider monkey cost?
Even though keeping monkeys as pets is frowned upon—it can be difficult, costly, cruel, and dangerous—they are easily obtained from private breeders. Lemurs, tamarins, and marmosets run in the range of $1,500 to $2,500; rhesus macaques and baboons might cost $3,500; and spider monkeys tend to be around $6,000.
Why is it called spider monkey?
Spider monkeys hug each other and wrap their tails around each other. They are very intelligent and have robust memories. They were named spider monkeys because they look like spiders as they hang upside down from their tails with their arms and legs dangling.
How many species of spider monkey are there?
The seven species of true spider monkeys are classified in the genus Ateles.
How fast is a spider monkey?
35 miles per hour
A Spider Monkey can travel at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.
How many spider monkeys are in captivity?
According to the Belfast Zoo, there are 300 Columbian spider monkeys (a subspecies of brown-headed spider monkey) living in zoos across the world, but again, for all seven species, exact numbers are lacking.