The spider monkey is a large primate. The creature inhabits the jungles of Latin America, from Mexico to Bolivia. As with other New World monkeys, the spider monkey has a prehensile tail which it can use like a fifth limb to grip branches. They mainly forage in the forest canopy, so they rarely descend to ground level. Their hands are also very nimble because they lack thumbs. The monkey's diet consists of fruit, nuts, leaves, honey and insects. While humans clear the creature's habitat and kill it for its meat, the monkey's natural predators include jaguars, harpy eagles and anacondas.

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