Mantled howler

One of the loudest monkeys in the world!

Wade Tregaskis

Native to Central and South America, mantled howler monkeys got their name because they have lengthy guard hairs on both sides of their bodies. These primates are a subspecies of New World monkeys, and they have a prehensile tail with a bare pad on the underside at its base and a face that is black in hue, furless, and beard-like. Black and brown/blonde saddles on mature adults help to identify them.

On the other hand, infants have an overall color that ranges from silver to golden brown. This coloration progressively evolves until, at age one, it resembles that of an adult.


Herbivores include the mantled howler monkeys (folivores). These primates often eat a lot of leaves, fruits, and flowers.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Colombia
2015
Costa Rica
2015
Ecuador
2015
Guatemala
2015
Honduras
2015
Mexico
2015
Nicaragua
2015
Panama
2015
Peru
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No