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Colobus

 

a genus of monkeys of the subfamily Colobinae. The body measures 43–70 cm in length, and the tail 55–90 cm. The body is slender, with silky fur. The nasal septum is comparatively broad, and the nose protrudes. The coloring of the fur varies greatly. The best-known species are the guereza (C. guereza), the black and white colobus monkey (C. polykomos), and the red and black colobus monkey (C. badius). The genus is distributed in Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia and southward to Angola and Tanzania. The monkeys live in small groups in tall trees and feed on leaves and fruits.

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Found in the forests of central Africa, adult Kikuyu colobus monkeys have black bodies trimmed with long white mantles.
Tests carried out at the National History Museum proved it was made from the skins of black and white colobus monkeys.
The experts have confirmed that the fur orginates from black and white colobus monkeys.
The monkey got its name because it was originally tied with a long wing from the hair of a colobus monkey.
One month earlier a colobus monkey named Mojo climbed a double enclosure fence after an argument with its father.
A spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) said an expert had told them the fur is likely to come from an endangered Colobus monkey.
Her fascinating life allowed me to see past a picturesque town toRed Colobus monkey and, left, Pongwe Beach hotel chalet an island that traded in slavery.
Kevin, a 3ft tall, black-furred and white-tailed colobus monkey, went bananas last week with his father, going awol from the compound at Belfast Zoo.
The Sunray was originally tied with black-and-white Colobus monkey hair but because this is a protected species, the next best thing is hair from a dog.
But tests proved it was made from colobus monkey skins.
The 3ft tall, black-furred and white-tailed Colobus monkey broke free from his compound at Belfast Zoo on Sunday.
The 3ft tall Colobus monkey broke free from his compound at Belfast Zoo on Saturday.