Howler monkeys are native to the tropical areas of Central and South America, particularly in the rainforests of places like Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They spend most of their time in the treetops, rarely venturing to the ground.Continue Reading
Also known as New World Monkeys, howler monkeys get their name from their loud cries. A group of howler monkeys calling out makes a commotion that can be heard up to 3 miles away. This is primarily done at the start and end of the day, to let other howler monkeys know that a particular territory is occupied.
Howler monkeys typically spend most of their time up in the trees eating leaves, fruits and nuts, as this is their main source of food. They usually only go to the ground if they need additional water.Learn more about Monkeys
Spider monkeys inhabit the evergreen forests of Central and South America. They are covered with hair everywhere except for their face and a tiny patch of skin at the end of their tails. This patch of skin allows them to maintain a strong grip on branches as they swing through trees with ease. They sleep in the trees at night, eating leaves, nuts, fruits and roots during the day.Full Answer >
The black spider monkey ranges throughout Central and South America, is the largest primate in the New World and is listed as vulnerable or endangered as of 2015. The black spider monkey is endangered due to habitat loss from rain forest destruction.Full Answer >
There are more than 260 different species of monkeys, including baboons, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, blue monkeys and mandrills. Other species of monkeys include Capuchin monkeys, common marmosets, squirrel monkeys and Japanese macaques.Full Answer >
Howler monkeys have few enemies, though young howler monkeys are vulnerable to the harpy eagle. The biggest threat to the howler monkey is humans. Local tribes hunt them for food, and they are often exported as pets.Full Answer >