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Black Howler Monkey

Alouatta caraya

Howler monkeys are among the largest and noisiest of the ‘New World’ monkeys. Although called black, it is only the adult males that are black. The females and infants are a pale grey/beige.



Size: Male - 60-65cm, Female - 50cm
Weight: Male - 5.0-8.9kg, Female - 3.8-5.4kg



The black howler monkey is found from the dry forests of central Brazil into the rainforests of Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia.



Their diet consists of mainly flowers and leaves, with fruit being eaten when available. Their ability to exist on foliage alone gives them an advantage when fruit is in short supply.



After a pregnancy of around 6½ months a single infant is born, which at first clings to its mother, later riding on her back until they are about 1 year old.



Black howler monkeys are classed as "near threatened" as their population is decreasing due to habitat loss, hunting, and diseases such as yellow fever.

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