Baboon Sanctuary Belize
The Community Howler Monkey Sanctuary in Burrell Boom offers a great opportunity for visitors to experience Black Howler Monkeys in the wild. This innovative and unique grassroots conservation project was designed to protect and sustain the habitat of the endangered Black Howler Monkey (called ‘baboon’ in the local Creole dialect), while promoting the economic development of the participating communities. More than 200 private landowners in seven villages, stretching over 20 square miles, voluntarily pledged to conserve their land for the protection of the Black Howler Monkey habitat.
One of the most remarkable traits of the howler monkey is its loud, rasping howl, which can be heard roaring across the forest for well over a mile. You will certainly hear this howl as you enter the Belize Community Baboon Sanctuary.