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Monkey Junction, the first exhibit you'll experience during your Zoo visit, is home to a trio of Colombian black 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.
Columbian black spider monkey
White-bellied spider monkey
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