Meet Our Animals > Eastern Black and White Colobus Monkey
Quick Facts
Native to West, Central, and East equatorial Africa - from Nigeria in the West to Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania in the East
Primary Diet Leaves, fruit, buds, blossoms, seeds
Adult Weight Males: 25 to 30 pounds; Females: 17 to 20 pounds
Lifespan 20 years
Status Stable (heading toward Near Threatened)

Eastern Black and White Colobus Monkey

The eastern black and white colobus monkey is the largest of the African leaf-eating monkeys. Babies are born pure white and attain their black and white coloration at about six months of age. Colobus monkeys have unusual stomachs, with three of four different regions, similar to the digestive systems of cows.


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