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My species
Legal Issues:
Laws exist that prohibit or regulate owning a spider monkey and many organizations work rigorously to discourage keeping such exotic pets.
Resources:
A spider monkeys' diet is 90% fruits and seeds as well as leaves, sometimes bark and flowers. Therefore in order to keep up with a spider monkeys'  habitat you need to be able to provide those things. 
Space for Spider Monkeys':
According to the AWA, enclosures for brachiating animals (animals that use arms and legs to move about) must meet certain basic measurements in floor space and height, depending upon the size and weight of the primate. The active spider monkey requires ample living space, with plenty of room to move freely.

Main Attraction:
Although spider monkeys aren't the most talked about animal, they  are considered an  endangered species therefore, they can indeed be considered the main attraction at the zoo
Medical issues
Inflammatory bowel disease
Climate controls
They live tropical climates so we would have to have an enclosed area where we can control the temperature and humidity
Cost for maintenance:
Depends on the habitat
The purpose of having this animal:
It's endangered so  it would be to help grow the population



Cost of food 

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​​Spider monkeys eat,
Flowers seeds (plant for food)- $1- $10 per bag
Bird eggs- $2.73 to $2.81 per dozen
insects/insect larvae- $2.00 per fly
Honey- $3- $5 per pound
bark/wood/ small leaves- $75 per tree
Total- $94.81 per monkey per week 
Scientific name: Ateles
Mammals
Diet: omnivores (meat and plants)
A Group of spider monkeys is called a troop
Lifespan in the wild: 22 years old
Size: 14- 26 inches
Weight: 13.25
Why are they endangered?
Hunted for food
Decrease in homes due to cutting down trees

Reproduction:
Gives birth every 1-2 years
Young need their mothers completely for about 10 weeks and continue for about a year before they can explore and play on their own