Black howler is a primate originating from South America. It lives in trees, and its long, prehensile tail with bare skin on the underside acts as a fifth limb. The howler owes its name to well – developed vocal chords, enabling it to emit extremely loud sounds that can be heard from kilometres away. Interestingly, the ability to howl is not inborn and young howlers need to learn it. You might be surprised to see how static howlers are. This is, however, typical for them – 70% of their time is spent resting and digesting leaves.
- Latin name: Alouatta caraya
- nazwa angielska: Black Howler
- IUCN – Red List – L, CITES, ESB