Black Howler Monkey

Zoo Location: Forest
 Black Howler Monkey

Tropical rainforest.

Wild Diet

Mainly leaves but also buds, flowers, fruit and figs.


They live in troops containing more than one male. They shout to defend their territories. The black howler is quieter and has a smaller territory than the red howler. The bulbous larynx, which amplifies its shouts is concealed under the beard. It is a strongly built monkey that has powerful limbs. These animals spend most their time in the trees but spend short periods of time on the ground.


The female gives birth to one youngster after a gestation of 20 weeks. The offspring stays for up to 2 years.


The main threat to this species is hunting.


There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for the black howler monkey.

 Black Howler Monkey  Black Howler Monkey


  • Latin Name: Alouatta caraya
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cebidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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