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4) When they are at rest, mother and baby usually sleep in ventral-ventral, or belly-to-belly, contact. But a curious infant, such as this spider monkey, spends as much time as possible looking around at the world. Mother and infant spider monkeys (another South American species) resting in a tree

Notes: Mother and infant spider monkeys (another South American species) resting in a tree
Scientific name: Ateles geoffroyi
Question: Why do infants spend much of their time on mother's belly?
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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