Angolan colobus monkeys (Colobus angolensis) 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.
- Pronunciation: KAHL-uh-bus
- Where to see them: Eastern Africa
- Length: 1.2 to 2.2 ft
- Weight: 13 to 25 lbs
- Lifespan: 20 to 30 yrs
- Habitat: Forest and savannah
- Diet: Leaves, fruit, and seeds
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