Macaco Aranha

Macaco Aranha (Ateles paniscus), also named Quatá  is found in the Amazon. It has long tail which uses to locomotion among trees. They live exclusively in high forests, preferably occupying the upper levels of trees. The vocalization is emitted only by males and can be heard 500 meters away. It is used as an alarm call and also for finding food. The Macaco Aranha is a frugivorous animal and also eat the fruit honey, young leaves, flowers and other plant parts. The average size of the groups is approximately 20 individuals. It has just one pup a year that is completely dependent until 10 months. Average weight of 7 kg, with females slightly smaller than males. Length average 60 cm. It´s an endangered species.