These bad boys live in the forests of South and Central America. It is considered to be the largest of the “New World” monkeys, but this is not what’s interesting about them.
They’re called howler monkeys for a reason: they are the loudest land animals in existence. 🙂 Their howls can be heard loud and clear through 4.8km (3 miles) of dense forest. And if you thought you’ve heard annoying things up until now, I invite you to take a look at the video… I’m pretty sure you’ll reconsider.
The sound from hell!
Like always, human kind is a potential threat for these animals as we are hunting them down, destroying their habitat and capturing them for zoos, or for people who want exotic pets. This came as a shock to me as I cannot imagine how anybody can experience that sound over and over and over again. I find my cats annoying sometimes let along a howling monkey.
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