Did you know Belize is home to over 534 different species of birds, giant rodents over 20 pounds, and a very unique breed of monkey? The Belize rainforest is the most unique in all of the Americas and is home to an endangered black howler monkey. The black howler monkey is also known as a baboon in other parts of the world, and this is one of the only places in the entire world to catch a glimpse of these incredible creatures in the wild. These sweet monkeys have become endangered overtime due to hunting practices and habitat destruction. Fortunately, Belize has the largest population of black howler monkeys and works diligently to protect them. If your stay in Belize will involve the rainforest, be sure to schedule a tour to try and see these endangered animals for yourself. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to breath the same air as such amazing Belizean inhabitants.