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White-Cheeked Spider Monkey

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Like all spider monkeys, the White-Cheeked Spider Monkey gets its name from its long, lanky arms. The fact that they have white cheeks also helps name this primate.


Latin Name: Ateles marginatus Conservation Status: Endangered
Distribution: Brazil  
The White-Cheeked Spider Monkey can be found only in Brazil. They have prehensile tail which acts as a fifth limb, allowing them to climb and swing from branches with deft accuracy. Full grown White-Cheeked Spider Monkeys will reach a height of about 20 inches, and weigh around 6.5 kg.

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