Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spider Monkeys

Spider Monkeys: "Spider Monkeys are considered the smartest of the primates, they can adapt to new surroundings and have even been known to use primitivetools, such as a rock to break a nut or a stick to pull a fruit over to them that they can't reach. Spider Monkeys live in groups of 15-25 individuals during the night and evenings but during the day, the break out into sub groups of 2-8 in search for food and adventure. This behavior is only found in one other species of monkey the Chimpanzee. The chimp our our nearest realitive to the primate family. Females tend to leave the groups when they hit puberty and join other groups of Spider Monkeys, the males tend to stick with the one family group."