Animals: Spider Monkeys
These sites have information about different types of spider monkeys, including black-haired, long-haired, and woolly spider monkeys. Read about their appearance, life span, behavior, habitat, and find out how they got their name. View several photographs and listen to audio clips of their calls. There is a link to an eThemes resource on Rainforests.
Students can learn where the spider monkey comes from, their physical characteristics, and what cause them danger. NOTE: This site includes ads.
National Geographic: Orphaned Costa Rica Monkeys Get a Helping Hand
This article is about a woman who helps rehabilitate howler and spider monkeys in Costa Rica. Related news articles are linked at the bottom. NOTE: This site includes Google and banner ads.
Black-Handed Spider Monkey
Read about the black-handed spider monkey. In the "Table of Contents," scroll down for a link to "Photos" and "Sound."
Fact Monster: Prehensile Tail
Read this dictionary entry for a definition of a prehensile tail. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Enchanted Learning: Monkey
Read about monkeys and look at a table about the differences between monkey species. Includes a labeled illustration of a monkey. NOTE: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Rainforests
These sites are about tropical and temperate rainforests. Experience the sights and sounds of rainforests in the U.S., Tasmania, and South America. Includes activities, puzzles, a movie and a game, plus a list of rainforest books for children. There are links to eThemes Resources on Brazil, the children's book "The Great Kapok Tree," and habitats.