Eastern Black-and-White Colobus or Guereza
Old World Monkey
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Sudan, and Gabon.
Inhabit primary and secondary forest, wooded grassland, riverine forest, young forests and logged forest.
- Head and Body length: male – 615 mm (543-649 mm); female – 576 mm (521-673 mm)
- Tail length: male – 667 mm (521-826 mm); female – 687 mm (528-797 mm)
- Weight: male – 13.5 kg; female – 7.9-9.2 kg
Strikingly contrasting black and white coat, pelage is mostly black and has white fur that starts from their shoulders and forms a U down their back, faces are black and are surrounded by white hair, depending on the subspecies, the tails can be anywhere between 5 to 95% white.
Primarily leaves and fruit.
Very territorial, diurnal, arboreal, rest more than half the day, typically live in groups of 3 to 15 individuals.
Species threatened by habitat destruction and excessive hunting for their pelts.
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