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Guereza

Colobus guereza

Description:

An Old world monkey, a black-and-white colobus, is also known as mantled guereza, the eastern black-and-white colobus, or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus. As one of its names suggests, it has black and white mantle, with a long and fluffy white tail. Black and bare face, surrounded by white fur.

Habitat:

This guereza was met in Awasa town park - not a National Park nor any sort of protected area; simply a park, or rather a piece of nature left untouched on the outskirts of the town Awasa. This "park" is a forest, bordering the Awasa lake, full of wildflife, mainly birds.


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5 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a week ago

As if bandaged for toothache...really, really mournful eyes...and that tail is too good to be true. All in all...love it. Thank you...this one is a new species for me.

What an cool monkey! Its tail is very strange...

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 2 years ago

Ive seen them in Kenya! They're so beautiful...

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

Many thanks Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Another great series Zlatan. What sad expressions they have. And then there's that tail - beautiful animals.

ሀዋሳ / Hawassa, Southern Nations, Ethiopia

Lat: 7.07, Long: 38.47

Spotted on May 5, 2002
Submitted on May 13, 2015

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