Photo by Joel Sartore
Scientific Name: Colobus guereza kikuyuensis
Almost three quarters of their tail is covered by a large tuft. They also lack a thumb, which may be an adaptation to allow for quick movements through the trees.
- Size: Weight: 17 to 32 pounds; Head-to-body length: 18 to 28 inches; Tail length: 20 to 40 inches; Males are slightly larger than females
- Diet: Occasionally eat fruit, but primarily tree leaves
- Habitat: Adaptable to any tropical wooded habitat, including rainforest, dry forest, open woodlands and river valleys
- Range in the Wild: Across equatorial Africa, from Congo east to Ethiopia
Listed as Least Concern. Live in largely protected areas; very abundant within its limited range.
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