Angolan Colobus

Colobus angolensis

Body Length:19"26"; tail: 27"32"; Males are generally larger than females
Weight: 13–25 lbs; (Males: about 22 lbs; Females: about 16 lbs)
Geographic Distribution:East and central Africa; primarily found in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania
Habitat:Primary and secondary lowland and montane forests
Wild Diet:Predominantly leaves but also ripe and unripe fruits and seeds; they have a complex multi-chambered stomach that allows for the digestion of leaves through microbial fermentation.
Zoo Diet:Monkey chow, leafy greens, fruits, veggies, browse, seeds, and nuts
Status in the Wild:Vulnerable
Location:Tropic World

Mostly black pelage, with tufts of white hair along the brow and the sides of the face over the ears, as well as long white fringes (or "epaulettes") hanging down from the shoulder and a white tail tip. Colobus monkeys have reduced or absent thumbs. Infants are born white and turn gray, then black within their first six months.