Howler monkeys are native to the tropical areas of Central and South America, particularly in the rainforests of places like Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They spend most of their time in the treetops, rarely venturing to the ground.Know More
Also known as New World Monkeys, howler monkeys get their name from their loud cries. A group of howler monkeys calling out makes a commotion that can be heard up to 3 miles away. This is primarily done at the start and end of the day, to let other howler monkeys know that a particular territory is occupied.
Howler monkeys typically spend most of their time up in the trees eating leaves, fruits and nuts, as this is their main source of food. They usually only go to the ground if they need additional water.Learn More
The pygmy marmoset is the smallest species of monkey in the world. Fully grown, they only weigh 4 to 5 ounces and are 6 inches long. The only primates smaller than pygmy marmosets are pygmy mouse lemurs and pygmy tarsiers.Full Answer >
Monkeys communicate through visual gestures and movements, sounds and smells. The most common form of communication amongst monkeys is the call, because the thick forest can make it difficult to see or smell other monkeys in the area.Full Answer >
The woolly spider monkey is a rare primate found only in the Atlantic forests of southeastern Brazil. At 17 to 25 inches and 18 to 20 pounds, it is the largest monkey in the Americas.Full Answer >
Proboscis monkeys primarily eat the leaves, fruit, seeds and shoots of mangrove trees. They supplement their diet with some insect larvae. Their diets vary by season, and are based on fruit between January and May and leaves throughout the rest of the year.Full Answer >