swow prehensile

Hello and welcome back to class! We have a great word today that even applies to me! Is everyone ready to learn?

Today’s word is Prehensile: a body part of an animal that has the ability to grasp something by wrapping around it. Often we think of prehensile tails with monkeys, but very few monkeys have that adaptation. Only monkeys that live in South and Central America have prehensile tails.

The tips of Ellie’s trunk are prehensile! She can use them to grasp even one blade of grass. Other animals that have prehensile tails include; spider monkeys, howler monkeys, opossums, binturongs and me!

tamanduaspider monkey


howler monkeyBinturong

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, vocabulary, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Ellie and Edmond wants to hear what ya have to say!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: