Geoffroy's black and white colobus
Colobus monkeys have vestigial or absent thumbs, and have complex stomachs to help them adapt to a vegetarian diet.
Head and body length: Female: 61-66cm, Male: 61-64cm. Tail length: 75-81cm. Weight: Female: 8.3 Male: 9.9kg
These monkeys are mostly black, with the exception of a bushy white facial fringe, a white strip on the thigh and a white tail.
They range across the Ivory coast to Nigeria.
They inhabit lowland moist, deciduous forest and savannah.
Geoffroy's black and white colobus feed on leaves, fruit and seeds.
They live in multi-male, multi-female groups, with an average of 16 members. They are diurnal and arboreal, although they travel across the ground between forest patches in savannah habitats.
Little is known about Geoffroy's black and white colobus' reproductive biology.
This species is not listed by the 2000 IUCN Red List.