Archive for August, 2014

Alpha Male Howler letting it all hang out on the old Mexican Elm

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Right off the deck of our new lodge a troop of Mantled Howler Monkeys spent the afternoon on the upper canopy of an old growth Mexican Elm Ulmus mexicana. Howlers are mainly herbivores feeding on leaves. The alpha male hung upside down with the security of his prehensile tail while feeding on the outer leaves of a small branch.

White furry testicles are a secondary sex characteristic that seems to function intra-specifically as our female guests were very impressed!!!