(Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
The Cleveland Metropark Zoo's latest baby was born July 12, 2014 in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building to black howler monkey mom Springer and dad Dante. The baby, whose name and gender have yet to be determined, is on exhibit and doing well. Black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) are native to central South America, south of the Amazon River basin. Howler monkeys have enlarged lower jaws which accommodate egg-shaped resonating chambers that allow them to make the very loud, reverberating sounds which give them their name.