Angolan Colobus Monkey

Colobus angolensis

Colobus monkeys are adapted for a life in the trees. They are great leapers, able to cover more than 30 feet at a time to get from tree to tree. Having no thumbs, an oddity among primates, allows them to shape their fingers into a swinging hook.

Fact File

pronunciationPronunciation: KAHL-uh-bus
where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 1.2 to 2.2 ft
weightWeight: 13 to 25 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 20 to 30 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest and savannah
dietDiet: Leaves, fruit, and seeds