The white-cheeked spider monkey is found in Brazil’s Amazon Basin, occupying the upper level of the forest canopy. In addition to being commonly hunted, these animals are also highly affected by deforestation. A study by geologist Robert Toovey Walker concluded that the Amazon Rainforest will be a flat plain in 2064 due to deforestation. If these monkeys make it past 2064, they will adapt by losing their tails if there are no more trees to cling onto. These animals will also adapt to the droughts of the Amazon by becoming nocturnal hunters so they don’t burn energy in the day. Also because of the droughts, the monkeys will be able to last more time without water. In more recent years, the monkeys could also develop a lighter-brownish fur color to camouflage in their environment. These adaptations will lead to an easier way of life for the monkeys.
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