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Primates

Howler monkey

Species

Coiba Island Howler, Mantled Howler, Guatemalan Black Howler, Red-handed Howler, Amazon Black Howler, Brown Howler, Guyanan Red Howler, Bolivian Red Howler, Venezuelan Red Howler, Black Howler

Lifespan

Around 22 years in captivity

Range

South America from Southern Mexico to Northern Argentina

Diet

Mainly leaves and fruit, they consume up to a kilo of this diet a day

Social structure

Groups usually consist of one male and 3-4 females

Reproduction

A female will have her first offspring aged around 4 or 5 years. Gestation lasts in the region of 6.3 months

Threats

As well as being affected by habitat degradation like other primates, the red howler monkey, which inhabits seasonally flooded forests, is affected by logging and river damming

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You can adopt one of our rescued primates for as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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