Black and white Colobus monkeys will be part of the Minnesota Zoo’s new Faces of the African Forest exhibit, along with De Brazza’s monkeys, dwarf crocodiles, fruit bats, rock hyrax, and red river hogs.
Black and white Colobus monkeys live in forests throughout sub-Saharan Africa in groups of about nine individuals. They spend most of their time in the trees, but sometimes wade in swamps and feed on aquatic plants. Every morning, the forests where the monkeys live erupt in loud choruses of roars that the males make to advertise their presence and prowess.
Wild populations were severely reduced in the 19th century due to human hunting for their fur, but they have made a comeback largely because they do well in human-modified forests.
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