Central America


 

Spider Monkeys - Jungle Acrobats, High Swingers

young spider

 

The spider monkey is just that - spidery. Mostly dark brown and black all over they have long tails, spindly legs, little pot bellies, little heads, long hands and bare faces. They make their way through the jungle swinging acrobatically with their gangly long arms.

 

Coatis aka Pizotes, Crackoons, Hog-coons, Snookum Bears

 

Coatis are in the raccoon family and are a bit longer and thinner than raccoons. They are mostly light gray underneath and on their chest and shoulders with light or dark brown on top and rings on the tails. Their spiky-haired tail can be as long as the body. They are about 18-27 inches (46-69 cm) long and weigh about 10 lb (4.5 kg).

 

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