If you live in a city, you probably wake up to a radio or alarm clock. If you’re lucky enough to live in the sticks, you might wake up to the crowing of a rooster. But in parts of South America’s rainforest, you’ll often be awakened by the howls of some very loud monkeys.
Naturally enough, they’re called howler monkeys, or just howlers. They’re the largest monkeys in the rainforest, and the loudest animals in the New World. They don’t have a high piercing shriek; it’s more of a low guttural growl. So it’s surprising that you can hear their howls up to three miles away. But believe us, you’ll know it when you hear them.
Male howlers are territorial. At dawn and dusk, they send out their calls to other monkey troops saying in effect, “Hey, this is my turf.” You’ll find the monkeys in a widespread area including Brazil, Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia. We found howlers in the rainforests of eastern Peru, the same area from which we obtained Santos Mahogany. Highly valued for its rich, beautiful, reddish brown color, Santos Mahogany gives any floor a truly exotic look.
In its own way, Santos Mahogany is like the howler monkey. It can’t help but be noticed.
Santos Mahogany flooring:
SANTOS MAHOGANY can be an excellent value, considering how attractive and how hard it is. Regular Mahogany is too soft for most flooring applications. Santos Mahogany, on the other hand, offers the rich look and tight grain of mahogany, but it is much more dense and stable. Color ranges from orange brown to dark reddish brown. The grain is uniformly striped.