The Black and White Colobus Monkeys are descendants of Old World Monkeys belonging to the Colobus genus native to the continental lands of Africa where they are explored on Africa Safaris including Rwanda Safaris and Tours.
Black and white colobus Monkey gets its colobus name from its lack of
thumbs. They are marked with beautiful black fur that contrasts with
extended white mantle, bushy tail, whiskers along with beard around the
face as viewed on Safaris and Tours in Rwanda.
Black and White Colobus Monkeys consumes leaves, flowers, twigs and
fruits. They live in habitats such as primary and secondary forests,
wooded grasslands and riverine forests. They prefer to thrive more in
higher density logged forests compared to primary forests. They have a
gestation period of six (6) months and the new born Colobus monkeys are
purely white while cases of allomothering are recorded among these
species meaning that the young one is cared by the entire troop other
than the biological mother alone.
The Black and White colobus
monkeys feature sloppy habits of eating which makes them significant in
terms of seed dispersal. They feature a weight of 15 – 30lb and 30inches
in size. The predators of the Black and White Colobus Monkeys include
humans, large eagles and Leopards.
Nyungwe Forest National Park
has the largest troop of Black and White Colobus Monkeys in Africa with
over 400 individuals and it is very fascinating to explore during the
Colobus monkey tracking activity on Rwanda Safari. In
Uganda, they can be viewed in Kibale National Park, Semuliki National
Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park among others. They are noted
among the popular primate species sought after on wildlife safaris in Uganda.