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Due to global warming and logging, the spider monkey is losing its habitat in Central and South American rainforests. The spider monkey must adapt or face extinction. With deserts growing at an alarming rate, the new creature must be rugged enough to withstand the heat global warming brings and loss of its treetop home. Spider monkeys eat fruit and have a long prehensile tail to hold onto branches. It is arboreal meaning it lives in trees. It is highly intelligent. The TERRAntula monkey ("terra" is latin for earth or ground) eats insects and sometimes cacti. They have wide, calloused feet, short sand-colored hair, and shorter limbs. They have long, thick eyelashes to keep out sand.