Checking In On Our Spider Monkeys
Greetings friends and happy World Lizard Day! As you can see from today’s picture post, we are enjoying our monitor lizard and the entertainment that observing it brings. In 2015 Timbavati Wildlife Park took on the task of creating a Spider Monkeys Encounter. This new attraction gave our guests a prime time view of our primate pals.
In 2016 we welcomed the birth of our first spider monkey baby. Spider monkey females will only hare one baby every two – five years. Needless to say baby was a hit. This led my desire to want to know more about spider monkey younglings.
What’s It Called?
First let’s begin with what a baby spider monkey is called, a baby. LOL yeah there’s no special name given to baby monkey’s, they’re just called baby or an infant. The first 10 weeks or so of an infant’s life is spent clinging to mom’s belly or being carried on her back. After that the baby will begin to adventure away from mom towards independence. The baby will nurse for up to two years.
This week’s video takes a look at our own spider monkeys and has a little bit of a surprise in it for you our friends. Thanks for reading and we will talk with you next week!