Photographer's Note

Howler monkeys, native to South and Central American forests are amongst the largest of the New World.
Like spider monkeys (Post 156), threats to howler monkeys include habitat destruction and capture for captivity as pets or zoo animals.
While we were in Tortuguero forest on the Carribean coast, or in Tamarindo mangrove on the Pacific coast, there were quite a few mothers with their young. It was great watching them playing together, but most probably, the mothers were teaching their young how to jump from branch to branch, to look for their food, and to howl. Oh my God, their howls were loud and impressive. What a way to be woken up in the mornings ! In fact, they are considered to be the loudest land animals.

2 WS.

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Additional Photos by MarieLouise Davies (maloutim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1829 W: 332 N: 3220] (10719)
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