Howler monkeys are Costa Rica’s natural alarm clocks. Their calls, which can be heard up to a mile away or more, vibrate through the rainforest near our property by the Caribbean sea. The howler gets the name from the calls made by the males, particularly around dawn and dusk.
Howler monkeys are second largest monkey living in Costa Rica with males averaging around 16 lbs and females about 12 lbs. Howler monkeys can live in groups typically around 10 to 20 members and are an essential seed dispenser and germinator for the local plant life.
When practicing in our open-air yoga shala, we have had these beautiful animals pass through the trees just overhead. It is quite a spectacular experience.