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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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Zoo staff have even named the tiny colobus monkey Sokojoo which means hiccup in the Gambian language Mandinka.
Police seized the coat during the show and tests confirmed it was made from the fur of a colobus monkey.
Experts from the Natural History Museum have confirmed that the coat is not made from gorilla fur but from the fur of the colobus monkey.
London, Apr 16 ( ANI ): Gorillas and colobus monkeys consume huge quantities of plants, which contain oestrogen-like compounds that may protect against some cancers - but if taken in excessive amounts, it may result in reproductive repercussions, according to a new study.
It was an interesting route as we started the climb in lush forest and observed a number of black and white Colobus monkeys.
Guides will lead Keats and his entourage on a nine-day trek up the western approach, from a rain forest filled with colobus monkeys to its windy perch above the clouds.
Trekking along the Rongai Route, one of the least travelled paths to the summit, trekkers will pass through farmlands, lush rainforests and alpine meadows they might even see one of the infamous Colobus monkeys.
Tests later showed it was actually made from the skins of black and white colobus monkeys.
But the pelt does originate from black and white colobus monkeys and it is a criminal offence to import it.
They say the fur originates from black and white colobus monkeys.
The Ape Alliance, a Cambridge, England-based coalition of primate-related organizations, has reported that while primates don't represent a large proportion of the whole trade, overhunting is a serious threat c to chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, colobus monkeys, and some other species.