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L'Hoest Monkey

Cercopithecus lhoest


C. lhoesti has a short, dark brown coat, with a chestnut color across the back and a dark belly. Its cheeks are light gray with a pale moustache. It has a characteristic and prominent white bib, In body length it is 12.5 to 27 inches (32 to 69 cm), with a 19-to-39-inch (48 to 99 cm) tail. The male weighs about 6 kilograms (13 lb), while the smaller female weighs 3.5 kilograms (7.7 lb). Its tail is long and hook-shaped at the end. They are born fully-coated and with their eyes open.


L'Hoest's monkey occurs in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and western Uganda.[5] It is a forest monkey, which is typical of the moist and high primary forests. It will occupy a range of different kinds of forested areas, including gallery forest, mature lowland rain forests, wooded savanna at mountain slopes, and forest borders


Spotted these cool looking monkeys in Kalinzu forest reserve. I love their white furry neck and burgundy backside. They weren't the easiest monkeys to find or photograph.

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dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks so much Antonio. Yeah, many people have great spottings hidden deep in their pages. I appreciate you taking the time to dig through mine.

AntónioGinjaGinja 5 years ago

beautiful Dan,you have hundreds of spottings hiden in your spotting page:)i'am in a mode of go to se peoples hiden spottings in ther pages,it's incredible that some spottings never come to" ligth",your work is fantastic Dan,thanks for sharing

Kasese, Uganda

Lat: -0.42, Long: 30.08

Spotted on Jan 16, 2009
Submitted on May 16, 2011

Spotted for mission


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