Spider monkey on the island of Mono Arana

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:27
Geoffroy spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis) live in Central America and thus have the northernmost range of all spider monkeys. Their distribution area extends from eastern Mexico to Panama. Their habitat is forests, they occur in various types of forest, mainly in lowland rainforests, but also in deciduous forests, cloud forests and mangroves. (Wikipedia)

Bear macaque on Isla de los Monos

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:26

Lago Catemaco is the third largest natural freshwater lake in Mexico; it is located in the state of Veracruz. In Lago Catemaco there are two larger and over ten smaller and very small islands. Macaques, whose species are native to Thailand, live on Isla de los Monos today. We visited the small island by boat and were able to observe and take pictures of the macaques from the lake.