It’s All Black and White
Don’t be fooled by their serious-looking expressions, the Calgary Zoo’s eastern black and white colobus monkeys know how to have fun. Watch our troop swinging and leaping effortlessly between branches. When they stop for a rest, you can fully appreciate their beautiful and distinctive black-and-white fur. Fringes of white along their sides look like capes and their long tails end in a fluffy tip of white.
Black and white colobus choose quality over quantity when it comes to food. That’s because their three-part stomach helps break down tough leaves – giving them double the nutrition out of every leaf!
At a Glance
Colobus guereza kikuyensis
5 - 14 kg (11 - 30.8 lb.)
Length of 45 - 72 cm (1.5 - 2.4 ft.)
Tropical forests on Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range
Leaves, fruit, buds and blossoms