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L'Hoest's Monkey

Allochrocebus lhoesti


This beautiful medium sized monkey is pretty much black all over with a characteristic white patch running down the cheeks, under the jaw and onto the chest. They also have a brownish patch across their backs but this is not always obvious in the low light of the forest.


Often referred to as the Mountain Monkey, these primates live in montane forest. In this case on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Seen in small groups of females and young. The range of this species is quite restricted. They are classed as being vulnerable.


I spotted this small troop as I was walking out of the forest. It was pouring with rain and not great for cameras but I couldn't resist the cute little guys.

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triggsturner 10 months ago

Thank you Karan

Karan Raghwa
Karan Raghwa 10 months ago


triggsturner 10 months ago

Thank you Tukup, Ashutosh, Antonio, Neil and Sergio for your kind comments and support.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 months ago

Great spotting Rob. Congratulations.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

Congratulations, Rob. This is a wonderful spotting, and she has a baby too. I laughed when I saw those two little eyes peeping back :D

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 months ago

Great spotting,Rob,congrats on the well derserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 10 months ago

Beautiful! Congrats!

Tukup 10 months ago

Another great series for a well-deserved SOTW Triggs. Thanks for sharing.

triggsturner 10 months ago

Thank you so much PN rangers for this SOTW. Also to all that have commented and or liked this spotting. All much appreciated.

SukanyaDatta 10 months ago

Congratulations, Your shots are terrific ( as always.)

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 10 months ago

Congrats on SOTW!! Well deserved with this great series!!

Ornithoptera80 10 months ago

well deserved SOTW(:

MichaelS 10 months ago

Congrats, triggsturner, this spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by the Rangers! The Rangers were impressed with your beautiful photographs highlighting a vulnerable species. Your detailed notes do a great job of educating the Project Noah community on the lhoesti Monkey!

DanielePralong 10 months ago

Great series Rob! This species was actually moved from the genus Cercopithecus to the genus Allochrocebus, and it appears as Cercopithecus lhoesti in spottings by pamsai and Dan Doucette which you can see on this page as "Related Spottings". Also, the latin species name should be spelled lhoesti and not l'hoesti. Glad that these have become your new favorite!

triggsturner 10 months ago

Thank you Maria and Zlatan for your comments. Glad you like these guys. As monkeys go they have become my new favourite. Appreciate the support.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 10 months ago

Wow - just great spotting!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 months ago

Wonderful series and it appears to be the first spotting of this species on Noah!

triggsturner 10 months ago

Thank you Karen and Michael for your comments and support of this spotting. It is much appreciated.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 10 months ago

Another very cool series. Very cute little guy!

KarenSaxton 10 months ago

Gorgeous monkeys!

triggsturner 10 months ago

Thank you for the nomination Machi. Honoured.

Machi 10 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

triggsturner 10 months ago

Thanks for your comment Ava. The little guy peeking out from under mum was just gorgeous. Unfortunately mum wasnt hanging around for pictures so that was the best i got of them.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 months ago

The baby in #2 is lovely.

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Kanungu, Uganda

Spotted on Jul 7, 2019
Submitted on Nov 30, 2019

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