Spinx’s Night Monkey

Spinx's Night Monkey with baby at Wingham Wildlife Park

Spinx’s Night Monkey Natural History

Size

This is a small monkey weighing just 0.5 to 0.8 kg.

Habitat and Distribution

The rainforest canopy of Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Brazil.

Age

The lifespan of this species is aroound 20 years.

Diet

The majority of this animals diet is made up of fruit (frugivore), however they do also eat insects and plant leaves.

Groups and Breeding

This is a social species living in family groups of up to 8 individuals. Females will generally give birth to two babies, once per year.

Threats

As with many species which live in rainforests, the main threats for this species come from the destruction of their habitat which includes being hunted by loggers for food, and having their populations fragmented into small areas, torn apart by areas where the forest has been cleared.

Interesting Facts

Night monkeys are the only truly nocturnal monkeys.