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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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Another 3 HTLV-1 sequences were closely related to STLV-1 sequences found in sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys) from Tai National Park (bootstrap, 83; posterior probabilities, 1) (Figure 2; online Technical Appendix Table 2), whereas the last 1 was related to STLV-1 sequences from red colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus badius badius) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) from Tai National Park (bootstrap, 98; posterior probabilities, 1) (Figure 2; online Technical Appendix, Table 2) (7,8).
The chimps' series of assaults yields a total of seven colobus victims.
DNA from 17 chimpanzees (lung, spleen, or liver), 30 red colobus monkeys (buffy coat, blood, bone marrow, intestine, spleen, liver, lung, or muscle), and 15 black-and-white colobus monkeys (buffy coat, liver, intestine, or muscle) and 700 humans (blood), was prepared by using commercial DNA extraction kits (QIAGEN, Hilden, Germany).
Dr Linda Barnett, the university's Darwin Initiative project co-ordinator at the field station, said: "The reserve has a healthy population of 170 red colobus monkeys and their total population across Africa is only 10,000."
Their montane forest, grassland and alpine bamboo also accommodate Red Colobus Monkeys, Defassa Waterbuck, buffalo and leopard.
No evidence for transmission of SIVwrc from western red colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus badius badius) to wild west African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) despite high exposure through hunting.
Staff plan to reintroduce her to the other black and white colobus monkeys in three months.
See Gerald Durrell's Colobus monkeys and smile at a crocodile on a river safari through this West African country.
Colobus monkeys love leaves but the leaves fight back, protecting themselves with a lethal cocktail of poisons - tannins, strychnine and cyanide.
"In 1969 we had Britain's first Colobus monkey born in captivity."
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) estimates that there are only 1,500 red colobus monkeys remaining on the island.
ENDANGERED PRIMATESThe county also prides on its Primate National Reserve that is home to two endangered primates The mangabey monkey which is only found in Tana River and the red colobus monkey.