* Threatened or Endangered
Colombian Black-headed Spider Monkey *
: Ateles fusciceps rufiventris
: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
: Mostly fruit. Also includes leaves, nuts, seeds, bark, insects, and flowers.
: Up to 24 inches tall and 20 lbs.
: Vulnerable due to deforestation and poaching.
• Vulnerable due to deforestation and poaching.
• This subspecies of spider monkey has a black body and thumbless hands.
• They spend the majority of their time in treetops.
• They use their long prehensile tails as an extra limb to help maneuver through forests.
o The tip of this tail is hairless, which helps with grip.
o Each tail tip has completely unique markings, similar to human fingerprints.
• These are very social animals and travel in groups of up to 100, and will split into smaller subgroups to forage for food.