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[24 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Today’s picture of the day is the Yucatan Black Howler Monkey and its scientific name is Alouatta pigra. This specie loves evergreen and semi-deciduous forests, remnant forest along rivers, and tall second growth. It is common throughout Belize, parts of Mexico and Guatemala unlike its relative the Mantled Howler Monkey – Alouata palliate – a little smaller specie which occurs mainly in Costa Rica.

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[10 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize Baboon Sanctuary: You Say “Baboon” – We Say “Howler Monkey”

Another wonderful animal, indigenous to Belize, is the “baboon” – now, don’t worry, due to a strange twist in the local lingo and the amazing sound that this animal makes, the Belizean baboon is not the aggressive baboon we have seen so much of – that animal is only found in the wild in Africa.
Belize boasts a “Baboon Sanctuary” that is for the little howler monkey.  Just listen to this one and you will understand why it has been confused …