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Monkey named Spiderman dies at age 43 in New York

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This undated photo provided by the Seneca Park Zoo Society on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, shows a spider monkey named Spiderman who died of terminal cancer at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, N.Y.  (Seneca Park Zoo Society via AP)

The Seneca Park Zoo says its black-handed spider monkey has passed away.

“Spiderman” was born in 1974 and came to Seneca Park Zoo in 1977.

Spider monkeys typically live for 25 years, and Spiderman, 43, was known to be one of the oldest black-handed spider monkeys in conservation care.

“For forty years, Spiderman has been an integral part of the Zoo’s conservation mission and guest experience,” said County Zoo Director Larry Sorel. “He will certainly be missed and remembered by staff and guests alike.”

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