The woolly monkeys are the genus Lagothrix of New World monkeys, usually
placed in the family Atelidae. The four species of woolly monkey all originate from
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Due to their relatively large size, woolly monkeys have few natural predators
within their jungle environment. Large birds of prey such as eagles, are the main
In general, woolly monkey species are distinguished from one another by
coloration and appearance (Fooden 1963). As a genus, Lagothrix males have a
Many photographs and a video with details of classification, status, description,
range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Woolly monkey lives in dense tropical rainforests and seasonally flooded forests
on the high altitudes. This animal is threatened by habitat loss and hunting.
First discovered by scientists at the beginning of the nineteenth century, this
distinct species of woolly monkey was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in
Woolly monkeys are found in most parts of the Amazon jungle. They are easily
distinguished from other monkeys found here with their round heads and their ...
Habitat. Common woolly monkeys are hardly ever found on the forest floor.
Generally, they remain at a height of about 38 ft (12 m) but will come down as low
English, –, Common Woolly Monkey, Humboldt's Woolly Monkey, Woolly Monkey
... continued rates of habitat loss (mainly as a result of expanding agriculture).
Common woolly monkeys have a sturdy prehensile tail, which they use to hang
from branches and occasionally to pick things ... We've left it here for reference
More information ... Woolly monkey carrying a baby on its back through the trees