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Monkey Junction is likely the first exhibit you'll experience during your Zoo visit, home to a pair of black-headed spider monkeys and a pair of white-bellied spider monkeys. Considered one of the most agile primates in the world, you'll gasp as these high-flying acrobats leap and swing twenty feet overhead.
Spider monkeys use their long tails as a fifth limb. Since they live high above the rain forest floor, their tails are quite handy for gathering food. With both feet and its tail gripping branches, a spider monkey can reach far out with both hands to grab juicy fruits. These distinctive tails are so strong that they can easily support the monkeys' entire weight.
Black-headed spider monkey
White-bellied spider monkey
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