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Red colobus

Procolobus kirkii


Female red colobus monkey in the first shot. Female carrying young in the second shot, then more individuals from the same group and a male in the last shot.


Costal forest


This wonderfully expressive female red colobus was photographed at the border of the Jozani National Park in Zanzibar, and was part of a group of one male with several females and youngsters. Colobus are unique in their lack of an opposable thumb compared to other primates. An endangered species edemic to the island of Zanzibar, the red colobus is now the target of major protection efforts.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Wow that shows them at their best. Brilliant shots.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Daniele, I never saw this series of photos - they are superb! I am so sorry that the protection efforts have now been undermined. I hope you will keep posting spottings in the future.

Awesome series Danièle:-)

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL!

KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely portrait!

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Emma!

Hema 10 years ago

Awesome Daniel!! Very Delightful.

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks for your kind comment animaisfotos. The male in the last pic you're referring to definitely cut an impressive figure. Looking back at this pic I realize these animals were observing me as much as I was observing them...

animaisfotos 10 years ago

The last picture just took me out of my feet. Wonderful capture. Thanks for sharing.

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Ashish.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Great work..

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you Theresa!

TheresaV 10 years ago

all of your pics are beautiful, well done

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Peter!

peter 10 years ago

Congrats Daniele, this made Spotting of the Day!

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thanks Matthijs! I have re-uploaded: male is now the 6th shot.

Matthijs 10 years ago

I like this :))... check your 5th shot. (doesn't seem to work?)

DanielePralong 10 years ago

Have edited this spotting to add a few more pictures from the same group of animals, including female caring for her baby and male of the group (5th shot).

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Spotted on Sep 18, 2010
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011

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