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Selma underwent chemotherapy in 2010 and is doing well.

Spider Monkeys can be found in the regions of South America, Central America, and Mexico. They live in tropical rain forests. The average life span of a spider monkey is 27 years in the wild and 30 years in captivity. Selma was born June 15, 1974, so she well exceeds the average life span of a spider monkey.

Fun Facts:

  • The Greenville Zoo is home to 3 Spider monkeys, Selma, Jasmine and Mojo.
  • Spider monkeys use their tails to hang from tree branches and their arms and legs to grab food items from other branches.
  • In the wild, they break branches and throw them at intruders.

How to Adopt

You can use the Adopt an Animal form below to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Download Adopt An Animal Application

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