IUCN Status: Least Concern
Population Trend: Decreasing
Distribution: From northern Colombia and Venezuela south to the Amazon. From the Andes south to central Bolivia.
Habitat: Forest canopy
Size: length: male head & body: 49-72cm. female: 46-57cm. tail: 50-75cm.
Weight: male 6.5kg. female 4.5-7kg. Life-span: 15-20 years
Food: Fruit, leaves, flowers, small birds, reptiles and mammals.
Sexual maturity: 4-8 years
Gestation: 140 days
Number of young: 1 - female gives birth every two years
Appearance: Red howler monkeys have naked faces, framed by fur, with protruding muzzles and snub noses. They have long, silky, reddish-gold coats and long, muscular tails which are heavily furred except for the underside of the end third, which is naked - an adaptation for gripping branchesRead More: Species of Howler Monkeys