YUCATÁN BLACK HOWLER
Learn with Manuel Lara about some of the species that use “wildlife crossing”, designed structures that allow animals to cross barriers made by humans.
One of the largest monkeys in America. Its tail is prehensile and slightly longer than its body length. They are characteristically covered by black hair, which is a bit longer near the throat.
This species is endemic of southeastern Mexico, Belize, and northern Guatemala. Its habitat is varied, but is typically found in tropical rainforests, preferring larger trees and usually inhabiting the middle to upper canopy.
For arboreal mammal species, such as monkeys, squirrels, marsupials, and sloths, canopy or arboreal passes are used, which consist of placing platforms, ropes or elevated cables that allow the animals to move freely between trees.
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