Two brown spider monkeys, Luna and Kikou, live at Paignton Zoo.
As tree-dwelling primates, the brown spider monkey is native to upper areas of the forest canopy in northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela.
They typically have a fruit-based diet in the wild, but can also eat leaves, flowers and seeds.
Brown spider monkeys face heavy threats of illegal hunting for the pet trade and habitat destruction, and the population is declining.
There is some protection in reserves as well as legal protection in South America.
Captive populations within European zoos are managed co-operatively and our spider monkeys are part of the EAZA ex-situ breeding programme (EEP).