The male Spider Monkey has a body length of 38 – 48 centimetres, a tail length of 63 – 82 centimetres and weighs around 9 – 10 kilograms. The female Spider Monkey has a body length of 42 – 57 centimetres, a tail length of 75 – 92 centimetres and weighs 6 – 8 kilograms. Males and females look very similar. Spider Monkeys Spider monkeys live in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America and occur as far north as Mexico.
Spider monkeys are a group of primates native to Central and South America. They are all members of the genus Ateles, and have long limbs and long, prehensile tails. Scientists have identified seven different species of spider monkey, all of which may face extinction.