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PRIMATE SPECIES: Howler


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Black Howler

Howlers are heavy, bulky monkeys that live in the tallest trees in the densest part of the forest. They get their name from the earsplitting noise they make at dawn and dusk. The howler is able to make its roar due to a bony trumpet in its throat that moves up and down with its cries. They have very strong tails, which help propel them through the treetops.

The howler's diet consists of leaves, flowers, and some fruits. They carefully select food items, and after feeding, spend much time resting and allowing meals to be digested. Howlers live in groups of up to 20 monkeys, with generally more females than males in the group.

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