Colobus – Black-and-white colobuses

We are social monkeys that are native to the forests of Africa

These long-tailed arboreals (tree-dwelling) monkeys are usually active during the day and generally can make huge jumps between the trees. These monkeys usually reside in high-density forests where they forage on leaves, seeds, flowers, and fruits. They play a vital role in seed dispersal as well.

Adult monkeys have black fur with white features and stripes. White fur surrounds their facial region and runs along their body’s sides. Newborn monkeys are completely white with pink faces. They are prey for many forest predators and are threatened by hunting for the bushmeat trade, logging, and habitat destruction.