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Guereza

Colobus guereza (Rüppell, 1835)

Guereza diorama in the African Mammal Hall

Scene:

 Tropical rain forest, northern Aberdare Mountains, Kenya

Sponsor:

 John Jewett Garland

Background artist:

 Robert C. Clark

The guereza or black and white colobus is diurnal and lives in the uppermost branches of tropical forests and woodlands. Its thumb is greatly reduced.

This monkey has very distinctive markings and its pelt is much prized for headdresses and costumes.


Biological Information

Range map for the guereza

Range:

Equatorial Africa

Habitat:

Lowland to montane forest but also riverine galleries

Status:

Declining outside East Africa

Diet:

Mostly leaves; some fruit and insects

Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for guereza.