Eastern black and white colobus, Abyssinian colobus
This species of colobus has been hunted for their pelts, which were sold to tourists as wall decorations.
Head and body length: Female: 52-67cm, Male: 54-64cm. Tail length: 66-68cm. Weight: Female: 7.9-9.2kg, Male 13.5kg.
Eastern black and white colobuses are black with a U-shaped ring of long white fur descending from their shoulders and around their back. The face is surrounded by white fur.
These colobuses range from Nigeria to Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Eastern black and white colobuses inhabit primary and secondary forest, riverine forest and wooded grassland.
They feed on leaves and fruit.
One male may live with a group of various females, or these colobuses may live in multi-male: multi-female groups. They have a home range of 15-16ha and are territorial, chasing other groups from their area. Eastern black and white colobuses are diurnal and arboreal. They spend the morning sunbathing and they are quadrapedal.
Little is known about the reproductive biology of Eastern black and white colobus. Newborn infants are handled by other members of the group.
This species is not listed by the IUCN.