Angola Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda

Angola Colobus monkeys in Nyungwe forest national park are among the 13 primate species found there. Angola Colobus has black fur and a black face, surrounded by long, white locks of hair. It also has a mantle of white hair on the shoulders.

More so, they have long, thin tail which can be either black or white in color. There is a significant regional variation in the total amount of white on the body and the length of the fur. Animals that live in the mountains have longer, thicker fur than animals from the lowlands to protect them against the cold.

The Angola colobus has a head-body length of 50 to 70 cm, with the males usually being larger than females. The tail is about 75 cm long, and the body weight varies between 9 to 20 kg.

Along side Angola Colobus monkey, the forest also hosts a variety of other primates like chimpanzees, olive baboon, ververt monkeys, mona monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabey, owl- faces monkey, Red Tailed monkey, Blue moneys, L’Hoest Monkey among others.