Red-handed Howler
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Order Primates

Family Atelidae

Scientific Name

Alouatta belzebul

Other Names

Red-handed Howling Monkey

Thumbnail Description

Red-handed howlers often rest in the canopy of mature trees 20 m (66 ft) from the forest floor

Size & Weight

Adults:

(Males)

BODY-LENGTH: 56.5 to 63.0

WEIGHT: 6.5 to 8.0 kg

TAIL: 58.5 to 91.5 cm

(Females)

BODY-LENGTH: 40.0 to 65 cm

WEIGHT: 4.85 to 6.2 kg

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 275 to 400 grams

Habitat

Dense forests; altitude 2,500 m

Distribution

Brazilian Amazon

Diet

Tree bark, woody twigs, flowers, mature leaves

Reproduction

1 – 2 litters

Breeding Season

All year-round

Sexual Maturity

(Males) 5 years

(Females) 4 years

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

20 years

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

13 to 18 ha

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Harpy eagles, tayras, hawks, jaguars, felids

Sounds

Roaring, barking, grunting

Groups

12 members

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

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