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Looking off into the distance Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mar 29, 2017 Ateles geoffroyi,Geoffroys spider monkey,Geotagged,Mexico,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Looking off into the distance

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mar 29, 2017

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  1. We often felt bad for this particular juvenile, Estrella, because her mother was so inept. If you look closely, you can see she has 3 ticks attached to her lip. A mother's duty normally includes careful grooming several times a day, in part to remove such parasites. But Estrella carried these ticks for about 10 days! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Poor thing! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Indeed, and the strange thing was the mother was the only female who had her last three offspring still following her around, while it normally is only two, which would suggest she was a great mother! Or maybe her eldest daughter was just really having trouble cutting the umbilical cord... Posted 2 years ago

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Geoffroy's spider monkey, ''Ateles geoffroyi'', also known as black-handed spider monkey, is a species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from Central America, parts of Mexico and possibly a small portion of Colombia. There are at least five subspecies. Some primatologists classify the black-headed spider monkey, ''A. fusciceps'', found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador as the same species as Geoffroy's spider monkey.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Mar 2, 2018. Captured Mar 29, 2017 09:15 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/7.1
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm