Howler monkey

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What is a howler monkey?

Howler monkeys can be found in 15 different species that have currently been identified. The Howler Monkey’s howl can be heard from three miles away in dense forest. The male howler monkey’s appearance is different to females. They have larger throats than females because it makes their call louder; the call is louder because it tells other monkeys that the territory has been occupied by them.


Howler Monkeys mainly eat leaves but occasionally will finish their diet with fruit and vegetables.


The Howler Monkey doesn’t have many predators but their few predators are very large birds, such as the Harpy Eagle.


Adult male Howlers are black to brown; females and the children are lighter in colour. Howlers grow to be about 0.6 to 1.2 metres tall and weigh from 3.5 to 10 kg. They have a long tail, a short snout and large round nostrils. Adult females usually have one baby at a time.


Howler Monkeys are native to central parts of South America but can also be found in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. Howler Monkeys spend most of their time in the trees.