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14) Being able to hang by the tail leaves this howler monkey's hands free to forage among the leaves for food. A mantled howler monkey from South America uses his tail and legs to hang in a 'reverse tripod' position in a tree.
Notes: A mantled howler monkey from South America uses his tail and legs to hang in a 'reverse tripod' position in a tree.
Scientific name: Alouatta palliata
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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