Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ “H” for Howler Monkey #abcblogging

Ben and Me

Joining up with Marcy over at Ben & Me for “Blogging through the Alphabet” and super excited to do so!

Since our family has a general love and appreciation for all the animals the Lord has created…I am going to attempt to “Blog through the Alphabet” using animals. Here is what we have done so far:

A for Alpaca   B for Bearded Dragon   C for Crocodile   D for Donkey  E for Elephant Shrew   F for Fennec Fox   G for Grey Mouse Lemur

And now…H for Howler Monkey…

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  • Howler Monkeys are named after the sound they make at the beginning and end of each day. It is the loudest animal sound known and can travel up to three miles! They make this noise as a way to communicate with other Howler Monkeys…to let them know “this place is taken”.  The calls sound like a loud whooping bark or roar. 
  • The inhabit Central and Southern forests. The geographical range of howler species spans Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, etc., in Central America, and Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, etc., in South America. 
  • Howler monkeys have beards and long, thick hair which may be black, brown, or red. The red howler species is the most common.
  • They grow to be two to four feet tall and weigh eight to twenty pounds.
  • Their tail is the same size as their bodies. Howler monkeys have prehensile tails, or tails that can grip. The monkeys use their tails as a fifth limb to grip branches. Mostly it uses its tail to help grip branches as it eats and moves around high in the trees. 
  • They live in groups of ten to fifteen.
  • They can see IN COLOR.
  • Their diet is made up of mostly leaves but they also eat fruits, nuts and other plants.
  • They rarely touch the ground.
  • Gestation is about six months.
  • These monkeys commonly sleep or rest up to 80% of the day, making it one of the least active monkeys
  • Life span is approximately 15 – 20 years.

I hope you have learned some fun things about the Howler Monkey! Come back next week to see what interesting animal we discuss for the letter I!

Here’s praying we all have fun learning!



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7 thoughts on “Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ “H” for Howler Monkey #abcblogging

  1. Stacie June 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Interesting that these monkeys can see in color. The picture of them is adorable. I would have always thought monkeys were very active.


  2. LV June 17, 2014 at 10:51 am Reply

    Those sound really cool. Thanks for sharing about it.


  3. Mary Lou June 17, 2014 at 11:04 am Reply

    Looks good Dawn! Looks like your family is really enjoying studying the animals of the world.


  4. Rebecca C June 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm Reply



  5. zekesmom10 June 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm Reply

    I have to laugh. The link up said “H is for howler mon” and my brain saw “mom.” I thought this would be a post about mom anger. 😀

    We recently saw a lot of different primates at Southwick’s Zoo in MA. We all loved it.


  6. Karen W June 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm Reply

    I just love these posts and can’t wait to use this information with the children when we start back up with letter of the week in the fall.
    Sorta cool that their tail is the same size as their body.


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