Mantled Howler Monkey

On the IUCN Red List the Ecuadorian mantled howler monkey is classified as vulnerable because the monkeys suffer from the negative impact of habitat loss and hunting for food and the pet trade. The mantled howler is characterized by an enlarged and highly specialized voice box that produces howls audible at distances of up to two kilometers. Leaves serve as a primary source of food for the monkey, although it also eats fruits and flowers when available. Mantled howlers live in small groups, spend most of their time in trees, and are active during the day.

Photography by Ryan Lynch 

April 14, 2017
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