In the dim light of the West African forest, beautiful guenon
monkeys send messages to each other with colourful face patterns.
Highest SIV prevalences were seen in red-tailed guenons
(25%) and Tshuapa red colobus (24%), which represent 70% (226/330) of the primate bushmeat collected in this study.
We studied the 3 species of primates typically found in fragments near Kibale: red colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus), black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza), and red-tailed guenons
As well as studying the nest building and feeding activities of the Nigerian chimpanzees, the conservationists are researching the activities of guenons
- a group of small primates that includes around 20 species - and are comparing the ecology and reproduction of the baboons that dwell in the forest and those that raid crops near the villages within the park.