How to Draw a Red Howler Monkey

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Red Howler Monkey in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Red Howler Monkey.

Make sure you also check out any of the hundreds of drawing tutorials grouped by category.

How to Draw a Red Howler Monkey - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step in drawing the red howler monkey is to draw the head. The head is square shaped with a round ear.

Step 2: Next, draw the details for the face. Add eyes, nose, and mouth, coloring for the forehead and cheeks, and the inner ear.

Step 3: Then, draw the arm and the branch that it is leaning on while it is eating some plants.

Step 4: The next step is to draw the body.

Step 5: Next, draw the tail with a curl because it is wrapped around the branch.

Step 6: Then, draw the hind legs and the second branch that it is leading on. The feet look like hands.

Interesting Facts about the Red Howler Monkey

The red howler monkey is found in forests throughout the northern half of South America. They range from 4.5 to 6.5 kilograms in weight. Sexual competition is violent between red howler groups. Males will kill infants to ensure that the new offspring are his own. Females reach sexual maturity by the age of 5 years, but males don’t reach it until the age of 7 years. Red howler monkeys live in social groups of about 10 members. They eat mainly leaves but also feed on fruits and flowers.

Did you know?

  • Red howler monkeys breed year round.
  • Mothers carry their newborns around their bellies when they are born. The young red howler monkeys use their prehensile tails to hold onto their mother.
  • The average lifespan of a red howler monkey is 25 years in the wild.
  • Red howler monkeys have a load roar or howl that can be heard up to 5 kilometers away.
  • These monkeys are able to sleep for more than 15 hours a day.

Lesson plan note: Draw and cut out pictures of the red howler monkey. Distribute copies to each student. Have each student color their monkey with markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Hang all of the red howler monkeys on the classroom bulletin board. You can also visit your local zoo to view the different species of monkey.