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Cheo, Howler Monkey Baby

August 2013

Humans killed Cheo's mother when he was three weeks old. He is now six months old. He does think I'm his mother because I still feed him milks three times a day. Earlier I had to feed him eight times way. He is already starting to play with another baby of the howler monkeys who live nearby in the jungle. They visit almost every day. Cheo does not live in a cage and so is free to go wherever he wants inside the house or outside in the jungle surrounding us. He does watch me a lot and wants to be with me, but we do not allow him to connect with other people because we do not want him to "trust" humans.

Lobalu rescue Costa Rica howler monkey

 Lobalu rescue Costa Rica howler monkey

 Lobalu rescue Costa Rica howler monkey
 Lobalu rescue Costa Rica howler monkey
 Lobalu rescue Costa Rica howler monkey

Hopefully in a few months, Cheo will spend more and more time in the jungle with the other howler monkeys. Usually the babies stay with their mothers for a year and a half. Then they become more independent. After about three years of age, they begin searching for a mate.

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