Yucatán black howler monkey

An elegant arboreal dweller with a resounding voice that echoes through the forest

Charles J. Sharp

In the captivating landscapes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, a remarkable creature commands attention—the Yucatán black howler monkey. Cloaked in a sleek, ebony coat, they exude an air of elegance that sets them apart. Yet, it is their powerful vocalizations that truly captivate. Their resounding calls echo through the forest, strongly reverberating and asserting their presence in the lush green canopy.

These agile primates are masters of the treetops, effortlessly traversing the intricate network of branches. With their long, supple tails as a versatile tools, they maintain impeccable balance and navigate with grace. Their vegetarian palate consists of various leaves, juicy fruits, and delicate blossoms, offering a sensory feast in their leafy domain.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Belize
2020
Guatemala
2020
Mexico
2020

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No