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December 01, 2020 - Inverse

Spider Monkeys: 7 facts about this incredibly intelligent creature

Spider Monkeys: 7 facts about this incredibly intelligent creature
Spider Monkey (closeup)File Image: (c) Photabulous!

One of the most intelligent monkeys in the world is dying out. Here's what you need to know

Spider monkeys, denizens of the forest canopy, are famous for their graceful, long limbs. But these monkeys also engage in complex (and adorable) social behaviors, including wrapping their tails around each other, and hugging after time apart.

These behaviors are perhaps a mark of their incredible intelligence. The primates are considered the third most intelligent non-human primate after orangutans and chimpanzees. But as their forest habitats are liquidated, they face extinction.

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