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non-melanistic howler monkey

Alouatta palliata

Description:

Due to inbreeding, Blondy lacks melanin and is an all over golden color instead of having the brown mantle of her troop. She had been abondoned by one troop and adopted by another. She has yet to sucessfully raise an infant. She had a blond sister. At the time we saw her, she had not been previously seen for over 3 months

Habitat:

Tropical rain forest on the Carribbean slope

Notes:

Howler monkeys are found all over costa rica in a variety of micro climates and habitats

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7 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

by "popular request" I moved the last photo to the first photo location

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 9 years ago

Very neat!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Cool shot!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Wow last picture is awesome, I can see you are enjoying your trip

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

She is lovely - I think her condition may be called leucism!
It looks like you had a good trip!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

Isn't she just lovely? I need to get the proper term for her condition from our guide tonight.

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Oh Karen, I love the last photo!

KarenSaxton
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KarenSaxton

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 22, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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