Saturday, September 22, 2007

Howler monkey skull continued

"My, what big eyes you have!" "The better to see you, my dear." Aren't those ocular orbits enormous? Small brain space but huge voice box and eyes. The teeth are pretty formidable too. They sure don't look like teeth designed for eating leaves, buds and fruit, but these things make up the diet of the howler monkey. Although the environment around Bosque Santa Lucia has been dramatically altered, there are still many howlers around. I hear them on almost any given day or night. Sometimes they visit the trees right around the reception center but they are quick to move away when they spot human beings.

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