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Black Howler Monkey

Black Howler Monkey Allouatta caraya

Aptly named for their loud calls, howler monkeys can most often be heard at dusk and dawn and may be heard up to three miles away!

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ORIGIN:
South America

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HABITAT:
Arid, deciduous and broadleaf forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
16-32 pounds
Length: 20-26 inches with a 24-26 inch tail

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DIET:
Trees, vine leaves, flowers and tropical forest fruits

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PREDATORS:
Large birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Loud call, social groups

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REPRODUCTION:
1 offspring every two years

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THREATS:
Habitat loss, agricultural development and hunted as food

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 20 yrs in human care

True or false? Howler monkeys are one of the few primate species in which males and females are different colors!
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