Guatemalan howler monkey
Howler monkeys are the largest New World monkeys. They howl extremely loudly to advertise their presence in their territory.
Head and body length: 52-64cm, Tail length: 59-69cm, Weight: Females: 6434g Males: 11,352g.
Both sexes of the howler monkey have long black fur, and a prehensile tail with a hairless area on the underside.
They inhabit Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
They are found in primary and secondary lowland and semi-deciduous forest.
Howler monkeys feed on fruit, leaves and flowers. They use their prehensile tail to suspend themselves from branches while feeding.
Howler monkeys are arboreal and diurnal. They live in groups of about seven, usually one or two males and numerous females. They have a home range of 3-25 ha. They move quadrupedally through the forest.
Little is known about the Guatemalan howler monkey's reproductive behaviour, but they are known to give birth to one infant.
Guatemalan howler monkeys are not on the IUCN Red List.