Red – tailed Guenon
February 17, 2016
L’hoest’s Guenon
February 17, 2016
Scientific name:
Cercopithecus hamlyni
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.
Occupies montane forest in region, up to 4600 metres, as well as lowland and bamboo forest.
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.
Mixed diet that includes fruits, leaves and insects.
In Democratic Republic of Congo births are said to take place between may anc october. Birth single young.
Up to 33 years in captivity.