Spider Monkey

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.

Selma, a Spider monkey.

Fun Facts

  • 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.

How to Adopt

You may complete our online adoption form. Or you may also use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.

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