Great Bend zoo reports death of 50-year-old monkey

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) – The Great Bend zoo’s oldest resident, a 50-year-old spider monkey, has died.

The Great Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1M1PnaM ) the monkey, which was named Spidey, died Monday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

Spider monkeys are expected to live about 20 years in the wild, but their life expectancy in captivity is about 40 years.

The zoo acquired the monkey in 1965.

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