mantled howler
mantled howler ©en.wikipedia.org

Order Primates

Family Atelidae

Scientific Name

Alouatta palliata

Other Names

Golden-mantled howling monkey

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One of the monkey species most often seen and heard in the wild in Central America.

One of the largest Central American monkeys.

They travel up to about 750 meters (2,460 ft) each day.

Size & Weight

Adults:

(Males)

BODY-LENGTH: 508 and 675 mm (20.0 and 26.6 in)

WEIGHT: 4.5 and 9.8 kg (9.9 and 21.6 lb)

(Male & Female) TAIL: 545 and 655 mm (21.5 and 25.8 in)

(Females)

BODY-LENGTH: 481 and 632 mm (18.9 and 24.9 in)

WEIGHT: 3.1 and 7.6 kg (6.8 and 16.8 lb)

Habitat

Secondary forest, semi-deciduous forest

Distribution

Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru

Diet

Mature leaves

Reproduction

Unknown

Breeding Season

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

(Males) 42 months

(Females) 36 months

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

25 years

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

10 and 60 hectares (25 and 148 acres)

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Cats, weasels, snakes, eagles

Sounds

Barks, grunts, woofs, cackles, screeches

Groups

10 – 20 members

Behavior

Diurnal, arboreal

Conservation Status

Least Concern