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The havoc-wreaking gang consisted of three spider monkeys and two squirrel monkeys.
This May, the team of astronomers and ecologists will look for orangutans in Malaysia and spider monkeys in Mexico before heading to Brazil to search for river dolphins.
Albino orangutans are extremely rare, though there have been other instances of albino primates, like Snowflake the albino gorilla and a spider monkey in Honduras.
In 2013, Laska and colleagues tested the abilities of humans, mice and spider monkeys to detect urine odors found in common mouse predators.
Unlike virtually every other primate, spider monkeys have no thumbs, which could snag on the branches.
The goal is to ultimately improve conservation by learning where and how certain key species—like jaguars, peccaries, spider monkeys, and more—live in the forest.
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SPIDER MONKEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spider monkey for English Language Learners
: a monkey of Central and South America that has long, thin arms and legs and a very long tail
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