Scientific Name: Ateles paniscus
Average Height: 16-24 inches
Average Weight: 15-19 pounds
This species is also known as the Guiana or red-faced spider monkey. It can be found in eastern South America in areas north of the Amazon River. It is the largest primate species in South America.
Black spider monkeys are often hunted for food and can be aggressive towards humans. The deforestation in the Amazon is also greatly reducing their habitat.