The endangered Black Howler Monkey has very limited range including Belize, Southern Mexico and Northern Guatemala. It is one of the six howler monkey species found in Central and South America. It is one of two monkeys found in Belize, the other being the spider monkey. One of the most remarkable traits of the howler monkey is its loud, rasping howl, which can be heard roaring across the forest for well over a mile. You will certainly hear this howl as you enter the sanctuary.
The black howler monkey typically lives in troops of 4-12 individuals with a dominant male heading the troop. The monkeys are strictly vegetarian eating a wide variety of leaves, flowers and fruit.
Please consider adopting a monkey, you will receive a handsome certificate of adoption and a photo of a monkey at the sanctuary. All donations, adoptions, and memberships are completely tax deductible in the US.
In addition to the numerous howler troops, an abundance of other life is found within the sanctuary. Nearly 200 bird species have been identified in the area, including colorful parrots, amazing hummingbirds, limpkin, manakins, even a toucan now and then. Other endangered species such as the hickatee river turtle also make the sanctuary their home. Morelet’s crocodiles are often seen in the area. Snakes such as boa constrictors and vipers can be found here. (Don’t worry; few snakes in the Sanctuary can pose a threat to humans!). In addition fox, anteaters, bats, iguanas, armadillos and many other species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Even cats such as jaguars, ocelots, puma, and jagarundi occur in the area of the Sanctuary.