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Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)

Posted on Feb 1, 2015

The second time RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser was fortunate enough to spot a spider monkey species in the wild was a wonderful experience as he saw a Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) for the first time in Costa Rica. Sean said they first saw the smaller individual eating some vegetation before moving to another tree where a large female joined it. They started grooming each other, and after the crew was taking photos for a while the female moved and revealed she had a newborn with her. Spectacular!

Geoffroy's spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)