This part of the Pantanal has numerous forested islands. Islands, as they are truly so during the annual floods, but also virtual islands during the dry season as they have a completely different vegetation than the flood plains. Despite being separated by grasslands and lakes, the howler monkeys thrive here.

This encounter was not far from the buildings of the Pousada Xaraés, and they were simply watching us. No alarm calls, just silently watching.

This is the female. The males are black.

Black and Gold Howler (Alouatta caraya)

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