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49) This black and white colobus, is an example of the leaf-eating monkeys, a group specialized to feed on vegetation. They have complex stomachs for digesting leaves, somewhat like a cow. They live in Africa -- where they have been hunted by humans both as a source of meat and for their skins. A black and white monkey with a luxuriant coat sits on the ground in a captive setting.
Notes: A black and white monkey with a luxuriant coat sits on the ground in a captive setting.
Scientific name: Colobus guereza
colobus -- CALL-oh-bus
Member of the leaf-eating monkey group
Photo © by: Michael Pogany

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