Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroy)
- Southern Central America and South Mexico in tropical
forests. (Also called Geoffroy's Spider Monkey) The
Black-handed Spider Monkey has a light ring around their eyes. The
legs are long and the hands have no thumb. Their diet consists of
nuts, fruit, leaves and flowers.
Black-handed Spider Monkey using their hands
as hooks to enable them to swing through the trees. They have a
prehensile tail also used in swinging from branch to branch.
Diana Monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) -
Central western Africa. The Diana Monkey is a member of a group of
related species called Guenons. They have long legs, a long tail
and very agile. The Diana Monkey likes the high levels of the
treetops where fruit is plentiful.
White-fronted Capachin (Cebus albifrons) -
South America. This monkey is very intelligent. The Capachin
was used as the "organ grinder" monkey.
Siamang Gibbon (Symphalangus syndactylus) -
Malay peninsula and Sumatra in rain forests. The Siamang Gibbon is
the darkest, largest and noisiest of the Gibbon. They spend most
of their time in the canopy of the forests, foraging for fruit, figs,
insects and eggs. The throat pouch is called a "gular
sac" and allows them to make the loud noises they make. This
hooting can be heard over a mile away. The Siamang Gibbon has two
fingers on each hand that have fused together.