The Alouatta Pigra, or Yucatan Black Howler Monkey is a large leaf eating mammal of the South American primate communities. They spend, on average, about 70% of their day sitting in trees eating a variety of plants including seeds, moss, stem and twigs but especially figs. Their species of can most often be found in primary rain forests and sometimes secondary rain forests.
Something tragic has been happening to these monkeys. Their population is declining. The Alouatta had been considered endangered since 1996. In 2008 ecologists have estimated that their population is made up of fewer than 2,500 adults. Many variables have contributed to the decline to the Alouatta population but what has really taken a toll is deforestation, hunting for