Red – tailed Guenon
February 17, 2016
L’hoest’s Guenon
February 17, 2016
Scientific name:
Cercopithecus hamlyni
Identification:
A medium - sized, long tailed monkey with a large, rounded, owl - like face clearly marked with a narrow and vertical white band running from forehead to upper lip. Coat on upperparts is grizzled dark olive - green, underparts and legs are black. Tail is rather thickened and tripped with a black, bushy tassel.
Habitat:
Occupies montane forest in region, up to 4600 metres, as well as lowland and bamboo forest.
Behaviour:
Live in small troops of few than 10 individuals, each led by a single adult male. They forage in the trees, but also spend a lot of time on the ground. Aresaid also to be partly nocturnal. These guenons have glands on the chest that are used for scent - marking branches within the troop territory.
Food:
Mixed diet that includes fruits, leaves and insects.
Reproduction:
In Democratic Republic of Congo births are said to take place between may anc october. Birth single young.
Longevity:
Up to 33 years in captivity.