Ateles chamek, or the black-faced black spider monkey, is found in areas of Peru, Brazil, or Bolivia. (Felton, et al., ; Felton, et al., ; Iwanaga and Ferrari. Learn more about the Peruvian spider monkey – with amazing Peruvian spider monkey photos and facts on Arkive. Scientific name: Ateles Chamek English names: Black-faced Spider monkey, Peruvian Spider monkey. Spanish and local names: Marimono, Mono araña.
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Ateles Chamek English names: Black-faced Spider monkey, Peruvian Spider monkey Spanish and local names: They differ from all other primates as they only have a vestigial thumb; their hands have four elongated fingers and an extremely long prehensile tail that along with their very long arms they remind us of a spider.
Spider moneys are one of the largest neotropical atelds.
Peruvian spider monkey
They are very thin, their fur is completely black, have large eyes and very long arms, legs and tail. The range of this species territory includes the south-western amazon, part of zteles entire Southern Peruvian amazon, to parts of Northern Bolivia and the southwestern Brazilian Amazon up to the Amazon River.
Their range is very large and they can be found in many different types of tropical rainforests. Black-faced Spider Monkeys live in groups of individuals inside very large ranges but rarely stay together all the time. Large groups will separate into smaller ones and forage different sections of atelrs forest.
They will forage for fleshy fruit and when this becomes unavailable they will eat all types of leaves, insects, small animals and plant parts. Female monkeys will only have one offspring every five years.
The newborn will stay attached to the mother and will be completely dependent on her for about ten weeks. Spider monkeys are often hunted by native people and by bush meat hunters for their precious meat.
Bushmeat hunters will normally hunt several of them at once and if there are baby monkeys that survive hcamek fall, they will be sold as pets. They are left severely traumatized and have a hard time recovering from this experience.
As far as conservation status goes, Ateles Chamek is listed as endangered, which means it is a very endangered species.
Its biggest threats are hunting and habitat loss. Mara is a female hcamek spider monkey that arrived in Her parents were shot and the fall from the tree left her paralyzed from the waist down. She is one of the monkeys that has received more attention.
She is very kind with the newly arrived baby monkeys, therefore is one of the surrogate mothers.
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Olivia is the only animal at La Senda Verde who by accident has reproduced in captivity. In her female baby monkey, Waramay, turned 1 year old.
Home Species Database Ateles chamek. Life and Behaviour Black-faced Spider Monkeys live in groups of individuals inside very large ranges but rarely stay together all the time. Conservation Spider monkeys are often hunted by native people and by bush meat hunters for their precious meat.
Mara Mara is a female paralytic spider monkey that arrived in Olivia aheles Waramay Olivia is the only animal at La Senda Verde who by accident has reproduced in captivity. Waramay’s full story soon. Add Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.