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Belize: Howler monkey

One of the six species of howler monkeys in the world, the black howlers are among the largest monkeys in the Americas. This one lives in the Community Baboon Sanctuary in Belize.

 

The sanctuary is the result of the unique efforts of 220 members in nine local communities who have voluntarily agreed to manage their land in ways that will preserve their beloved baboon (the local term for the black howler monkey). Because of community-based efforts to preserve the creature, there are now 4,000 individuals waiting to be spotted and photographed by curious travelers.

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Taken on January 14, 2005