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Black Howler

Black Howler

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

Central South America. They are typically found in deciduous rainforests.

BEHAVIOUR

They have a strong gender dimorphism, adult males are black and adult females are yellow-brown. Their tails are hairless on the underside, which allows them to be sensitive to touch. They live in large social groups made up of family members.

DIET

They are folivorous. Their diet consists minly of leaves sometimes fruits. The molar teeth are adapted for their chewing leaves through shearing.

REPRODUCTION

Female give birth to one offspring per birth and care for infants for about one full year. Gestation period last up to 187 days. Infants are born with a golden-beige coat, which changes as the animal matures.

GOOD TO KNOW

Black Howler Monkey spend up to 70% of their day resting and digesting leaves.

  • Latin name: Alouatta caraya
  • IUCN –Red List – NT – near threatened
  • CITES – Appendix II
  • EEP – European Endangered Species Programme

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