Black and wit ecolobus
The eastern black-and white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza) or the manteled guerza 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.


  • Where to see them: Central and eastern Africa
  • Length: 1.7 to 1.9 ft
  • Weight: 18 to 30 lbs
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 yrs
  • Habitat: Forest Canopies
  • Diet: Primarily leaves, some fruit
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