Naomi is an adolescent female. She was donated to Ecoparque el Fenix by her previous owners after biting one of their children, a situation that is unfortunately common in families with illegal pet monkeys.
Naomi is very shy and likes to observe the Zoo Keepers and visitors from the safety of her tree. She likes to talk to people with a vocalization unheard in wild spider monkeys. We believe she learned this unique vocalization through imitating humans, as she only performs it to humans and not other monkeys.
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