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67) These children are happy to learn more about this unique monkey which they and their families are helping to save. In the museum they can see a skeleton of the howler monkey. They know that living monkeys share their land because of their efforts. Children in the museum look at the mounted skeleton of a howler monkey.
Notes: Children in the museum look at the mounted skeleton of a howler monkey.
Scientific name: Alouatta pigra
Students may notice the expanded lower jaw of the monkey. This provides space for a resonating chamber which produces the loud call from which the howler gets its name.
Photo © by: Robert Horwich and Howlers Forever

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