Zanzibar red colobus
- Zanzibar red colobus don’t really drink, most of their water comes from their food.
- The monkeys are attracted by tasty leaves of non-native tree species like Indian almond and mango.
- The leaves are full of toxins that could cause harm to the monkeys; their solution to this is to eat charcoal, which combats the toxic effects of the leaves, much like humans taking an indigestion tablet.
- Zanzibar red colobus are an endangered species, with numbers standing at less than 2000 individuals.