Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica
Deep Howls & Stylish Tails: Discover the World of Costa Rica's Howler Monkeys
Let's explore the lush landscapes of Costa Rica to discover the secrets of mantled howler monkeys, the predominant howler species in the country. Scientifically named Alouatta palliata, these monkeys are originary to the continent and are commonly found in South America and, particularly, in the wilds of Central America. In Costa Rica, they’re also called “congo monkeys.” The "mantled" in their name is derived from the long hairs on their sides. These cute monkeys can often be observed swinging through the trees in cloud forests, rainforests, and tropical dry forests.