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, who resides at the Greenville Zoo, was born June 15, 1974, so she well exceeds the average life span of a spider monkey.
The Greenville Zoo is home to three 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, the break branches and throw them at intruders.