Apr 19, 2022 - Things to Do

Baby spider monkey born at the Nashville Zoo

The baby monkey and its mom.

The baby monkey and its mom. Photo courtesy of the Nashville Zoo

A Mexican spider monkey baby was born this month at the Nashville Zoo.

  • The baby, who is not yet named, made its public debut last week in the spider monkey habitat.

The big picture: The baby is expected to stay, so the zoo now has five spider monkeys.

  • Officials hope the family will continue to expand, according to a statement.

Zoom out: Mexican spider monkeys are native to the rainforests of Central America. They are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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