Black-handed spider monkeys
Spider Monkeys get their name because of their extremely long, spidery limbs & prehensile tail. The tail acts like a fifth limb & is used to hang on when they are feeding high in the trees. The colour of a Black-handed Spider Monkey varies from light buff to reddish-brown or black depending on the subspecies &, as the common name implies, the hands (& feet) are usually black. The face is hairless, with un-pigmented skin around the eyes and muzzle. Infants are born black but lighten in colour in some subspecies during the first five months. Black-handed Spider Monkeys are sociable animals and tend to live in multi-male, multi-female groups of 4 to 35 individuals (average around 15).