JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Spider Monkey hanging by its tail Sorry for the poor quality, but this is a spider monkey in Costa Rica. They are unbelievably fast and agile, like a five-legged spider speeding through the tree tops. Ateles geoffroyi,Costa Rica,Geoffroys spider monkey,Monkeys,Spider Monkey Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Spider Monkey hanging by its tail

Sorry for the poor quality, but this is a spider monkey in Costa Rica. They are unbelievably fast and agile, like a five-legged spider speeding through the tree tops.

    comments (2)

  1. This video shows their powerful tail in action:
    Posted 8 years ago
  2. Like the vid. Must be great fun hanging by your tail and swaying like that. Posted 8 years ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

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 Ferdy Christant
View Ferdy Christant's profile

By Ferdy Christant

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jun 15, 2011. Captured Jul 8, 2007 06:50.
  • DSLR-A100
  • ISO400
  • 300mm