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Spider Monkey

Can you spot them from AMAZU treetop adventure?
Spider Monkey (3)

About Us

Spider monkeys live in large groups of up to 30 individuals in groups called troops. The troop here at Chessington is made up of 13 individuals and can be found in Amazu. Spider monkeys are known for being extremely chatty! You can often hear them communicating, especially when there is food around. They use their vocalisations for friendly interactions, such as greeting each other and communicating about food, or to warn each other about any potential threats. Just like us, they sleep at night and are active during the day, spending most of their time in the trees looking for food. The spider monkey diet is composed of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and insects. Their favourite foods include sweetcorn, monkey nuts and grapes!

FUN FACT: Spider monkeys have a very long and strong tail which helps them swing through the trees – this is called a prehensile tail. The prehensile tail is often longer than their body (up to 85cm in length) and is used as an extra hand to climb and grasp the trees so their hands can gather food.

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Chessington World of Adventures Resort as a precautionary measure.

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!
For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*. Please complete the form here including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis.

Have a park ticket booked before 25th April? You can use this for another day in 2020!
If you have a park ticket for up to and including 25th April your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season up to and including 1st November 2020.

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