Angola colobus

Abundant in Congo Basin and fragmented in Eastern Africa

Uri Shanas

Angola colobus has black fur and a black face, surrounded by long, white locks of hair. It also has a mantle of white hair on the shoulders. The long, thin tail can be either black or white, but the tip is always white. They occur in dense rainforests in the lowlands and coastal mountains – up to 2,400m (7,800 ft) in Kenya.

Although “only” assessed as Vulnerable, the population is decreasing. The main threats are residential & commercial development and habitat loss due to agriculture and mining. Across the Congo Basin, these Colombuses species have a wide geographical range and can be locally abundant. Populations in eastern Africa (Tanzania & Kenya) are much more fragmented.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2016
Burundi
2016
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2016
Kenya
2016
Malawi
2016
Mozambique
2016
Rwanda
2016
Tanzania
2016
Uganda
2016
Zambia
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No