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Madagascar Primates In Peril
2012-10-15 14:20:12

Madagascar’s isolation has led to the island developing some of the most unique plants and animals — so much so that many ecologists refer to it as the “eighth continent.”


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Brown Spider Monkey, Ateles hybridus
2014-04-28 09:58:59

Brown Spider Monkeys have long and thin limbs with their forelimbs being longer than their hind limbs. They also have a distinctive 75 centimeter long flexible and thin prehensile tail which at times acts like a fifth limb. The tip is hairless with ridged skin for better grip. All of these features of their body make it possible for them to climb trees and high elevations, hang and swing from one tree to another without having to lower themselves to the ground frequently. Their hands are...

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