Black-and-White Colobus Monkey

Colobus guereza

The colobus monkey spends most of its time feeding in the canopy and rarely comes down to the ground. Its reduced thumbs allow the monkey to form a hook-like grip which aids in swinging as it travels from tree to tree. It is also an expert leaper, using its long tail as an air-brake.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Gorilla World
lengthLength: 1.7 to 1.9 ft
weightWeight: 18 to 30 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 20 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Primarily leaves, some fruit