Biologist Diana Duque has conducted surveys on the spider monkeys for more than two years in the area of commodatum of Los Andes University inside the Caparo forest reserve, located in Barinas state (southwest Venezuela ). The spider monkey is an endangered species due to the sharp destruction of the forest. During her field work, Duque has been able to build an interesting photo portfolio of the Caparo's wildlife. Part of her research on the primates is posted on spidermonkeyproject.wordpress.com
The spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is the subject of study of biologist Diana Duque.
It is the largest neotropical primate and its is at risk due to its habitat destruction. The spider monkey is on the list of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world (Photo: Diana Duque)