King Colobus Monkey

Zoo Location: Monkey Heights
 King Colobus Monkey

Forest and wooded grassland.

Wild Diet

Mainly leaves, some fruit and seeds.


Because they eat mainly leaves which have a low food value, these monkeys have to eat throughout the day. These leaves are fermented and digested in their unusually large stomachs.


A single youngster is born after a gestation of approximately 180 days (6 months). They are pure white at birth, developing black markings at one month.


Habitat destruction and hunting for food.


There is a European zoos' Endangered species Programme (EEP) for this monkey.

 King Colobus Monkey  King Colobus Monkey


  • Latin Name: Colobus polykomos
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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