Panama Mammal Photos - Primates

by Will Cook

Here are some mammal photos from a birding and butterflying trip to Panama, March 17-April 4, 2004.

Sloths | Primates

Marmosets and Tamarins - Callitrichidae

Geoffroy's Tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi)

We saw several of these cute little Mohawk-hairdo monkeys in central Panama. This one was scolding us from a Cecropia tree along Achiote Road in Colon province, 3/24/04.

New World Monkeys - Cebidae

Mantled Howler
(Alouatta palliata)

These incredible vocalists are heard a lot more than they're seen. A group of 10-20 monkeys will sound off in a loud, howling, barking, grunting choruses - the sound carries for miles - and a neighboring group will usually answer back. If you didn't know what they were, you might fear for your life - they sound like a pack of mad, giant dogs. In reality, they're relatively peaceful vegetarians.

This Howler was just hanging out at Pipeline Road, Panama province, 3/23/04.

Sloths | Primates

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