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Brown Spider Monkey

Ateles hybridus


Is a critically endangered species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela. The Brown Spider Monkey is now a highly threatened species, and some populations have already been extirpated. There is ongoing habitat loss within its range, and it has been estimated that 98% of its habitat already is gone. It is also threatened by hunting (in some regions it is the favorite game) and the wild animals trade. The brown spider monkey is among "The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates" (


This brown spider monkey was photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.

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Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 5 years ago

Hermosa foto Carolina, muy bonita

KarenL 6 years ago

What a wonderful photo!

KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Beautiful animal

Excelentes detalles

Carolina 7 years ago

Thank you so much p.young, that makes me feel I'm doing a good thing for them :)
And Emma, he is holding a wet and wilted leaf.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

What is he holding in his hand?

p.young713 7 years ago

All your photos are so good Carolina. You inspire me!

Carolina 7 years ago

I just found out the brown spider monkey is also among "The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates" (

SharronCoyles 7 years ago

I really don't know how any human being could go out and kill an animal so important to our civilization, so sad.

Carolina 7 years ago

Thank you Lindi!

lindistar 7 years ago

I really like all your photos, especially this one!

Carolina 7 years ago

Thank you so much Peter, I try to let people know about them.

peter 7 years ago

This spotting is absolutely incredible. It's threatened status makes the photo that much more powerful.

Carolina 7 years ago

Gracias Eula!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago

¡Qué imagen! me gusta muchísimo.

Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77

Spotted on Jul 29, 2010
Submitted on Feb 27, 2011

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