Brown Woolly Monkey
Common Name : Mono Chorongo
Scientific Name : Lagothrix lagotricha
The brown woolly monkeys is one of the four species of woolly monkey which is the genus Lagothrix of New World monkeys, usually placed in the family Atelidae. They originate from the rainforests of South America includes north part of Ecuador. They have prehensile tails. Their tails are very long and thick and a strong enough to support the animals' full body weight. They have coat colour variations including dark brown, red-brown, gray and olive. Their diets consist of fruit with an addition of leaves, seeds, flowers and invertebrates. Gestation period is 220 days and breastfeeding lasts 6 months to one year. Females give birth to 1 young at a time every 2 years from 6 to 8 years of age. They can live up to 20-30 years in captivity. Their conservation status is Vulnerable in Threatened category according to UICN.