Black-and-white Colobus Monkey (Colobus guereza)

Also known as the guereza, this beautifully marked and distinctive monkey has a black body, white facial markings, long white tail and, in some races, a white side-stripe. It lives in small groups and is almost exclusively arboreal. An adult is capable of jumping up to 30 m, a spectacular sight with its white tail steaming behind. It is probably the most common and widespread forest monkey in Uganda, occuring in most sizeable forest patches and even in well developed riparian woodland.

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