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Howler Monkeys

Howler monkeys are among the largest of the New World monkeys. Fifteen species are currently recognised. Previously classified in the family Cebidae, they are now placed in the family Atelidae. These monkeys are native to South and Central American forests. Threats to howler monkeys include human predation, habitat destruction and being captured for captivity as pets or zoo animals. These monkeys are famous for their loud howls, which can travel three miles through dense forest.

via wikipedia / dangerous minds

3 comments on “Howler Monkeys

  1. Mikel R. Nieto
    October 4, 2013


    Great videos! It’s amazing to see these monkeys singing, which it’s not easy, and more with jazz-music in the background…


  2. Daan Hendriks
    October 4, 2013

    Love the sound these animals make. This howler monkey early morning chorus recording by David Michael was one of the most alien things I’d ever heard in my life: ttp://

    It inspired me to visit the Amazon in Bolivia; I only had a few days there myself and was trying to get close to howler monkeys, but managed to record the following snippet of them:

    One of the interesting things I learned is that they howl every morning for about 10 minutes, just before dawn, and sometimes (but rarely) during daytime to announce rain (or so I was told).

    Definitely want to book another and this time proper trip to the Amazon to record more of these fabulous sounding animals, and the sonic environment of the Amazon “in general”

  3. Corey Zeimen
    October 6, 2013

    Howler is good song, covered in depth here. Review:

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