Red-tailed guenon, coppertail monkey
There are about 20 species of guenons, and they are all found in Africa.
C.a.ascanius, C.a.katangae, C.a.whitesidei, C.a.atrinasus, C.a.schmidti
Head and body length: Female: 32-46cm, Male: 40-63cm. Tail length: Female: 53-78cm, Male: 62-89. Weight: Female: 3kg, Male 3-4kg.
Red-tailed guenons have speckled yellow-brown fur, with pale under-parts. They have a black face with blue fur around the eyes and white cheeks. Depending on the subspecies, their nose colour varies from white, yellow or black.
Red-tailed guenons range across Uganda, DRC (Zaire), Kenya, Zambia, Angola and Central African Republic.
They inhabit lowland rain forest, gallery, swamp, acacia woodland and mountain forest.
Red-tailed guenons mainly feed on fruit, but they also eat leaves and animal prey.
These monkeys live in groups of 7-35, typically with one male and numerous females. The females remain in the same territory for life, but the females tend to migrate. They are diurnal and arboreal and travel quadrupedally through the forest.
Red-tailed guenons give birth to one infant, usually from April to November.
This species is not on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.