Schmidt's Red-Tailed Guenon

Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti

Body Length:12"–24"
Weight:7–10 lbs
Geographic Distribution:Central and Eastern Africa
Habitat:Canopies of rainforests, swamps, and mountains
Wild Diet:Flowers, fruit, leaves, and insects
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Tropic World: Africa

Schmidt's red-tailed guenon is a small monkey with long red tail. Both males and females have a black face with slate blue skin around the eyes, bright white cheeks, and a white heart-shaped patch of hair on their nose. Males and females will also have similar a similar brown, black, and gray body color, but males will be slightly heavier than their female counterparts.

The Schmidt's red-tailed guenon is native to Central and Eastern Africa. Their distinctive white cheeks contain pouches, where guenons carry their meal while continuing to forage for the next one.