Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya)
|Also known as:||Black howling monkey, Black-and-gold howler monkey|
|Spanish:||Aullador Negro, Manechi, Manechi Negro|
- Black howler monkeys are found in the rainforests of central South America.
- Howler monkeys use an enlarged and highly specialized voice box to produce their howls.
- Black howler monkeys practice allomothering where females carry, groom and protect infants other than their own.
- Howler monkeys spend up to 70% of their day resting, fermenting leaves in their enlarged caecums.
- Howling sessions, usually involving the whole group, can usually be heard in the early morning up to 2 kilometres away.
The black howler monkey is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II on CITES (2).
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