Here is why they are called the Red Howler Monkeys.
Since, at least, 2009 a family of Red Howler monkeys has been seen near the area of the river cabin. The family members can vary (sometimes we spot 6 members and other times 8). They are slow travellers in search of food (young leaves). Not so long ago they were seen quite close in the park of the river cabin.
Here you see one member enjoying the young leaves that just started to grow from this particular tree. When one such a tree produces delicious young fresh leaves, the Howler monkeys won't hesitate to eat the majority of the leaves. Leaving behind a 'naked' tree.
Usually the Howler monkeys give the trees some time to 'recover' and start growing new leaves, but it looks like this monkey couldn't resist the sweet young leaves.
Not only was it this monkeys lucky day, but also ours as this one was quite close in range and second there was a lot of sun that day. Just check out the shiny red vivid color on its fur.
Even the color from this one was well exposed, while well hidden a bit lower under the trees. It doesn't quite look like one happy Red howler monkey though.
Here is another one sitting in plain sight. Also notice that they use their 'fifth' arm, their tail for extra support and stability while scanning the area.
Unfortunately these Red Howler Monkeys were not in the mood to 'sound their alarm' but did give us the chance to admire their bright red color up close and personal.
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