Oldest Monkey in Captivity Dies in New York at Age 43

A spider monkey named Spiderman who died at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, N.Y. at age 43. (Seneca Park Zoo Society via AP)

A monkey named Spiderman has died at a New York zoo after an unusually long life, dying at the ripe old age of 43.

The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester said Friday that Spiderman was among the oldest spider monkeys in captivity. Spider monkeys have a life expectancy of about 25 years. It was born in 1974 and came to the Seneca Park Zoo in 1977.

The zoo is also home to a female spider monkey, Lucy, who was born in 1975.

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