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By Terry L    
Went to Howletts The Aspinall wild animal park a couple of weeks ago with my Grandson, he was rather fascinated with these, especially this one who was a sound asleep.
Eastern Black and White Colobus Monkey
There are several geographically distinct subspecies in the black and white colobus genus, and the animals at Howletts belong to the kikuyuensis race, while those at Port Lympne belong to both the occidentalis and kikuyuensis races. With their striking black and white pelage and long sweeping white ‘cape’, this striking simian is always popular with visitors. Across Port Lympne and Howletts we have over 30 colobus monkeys living in different sized social groups.
HABITAT: Colobus are found across equatorial Africa, from Congo to Ethiopia and are able to live in a range of tropical forest habitats including rainforest, open woodland or dry forests.
CHARACTERISTICS: As their name suggests, they are black and white in colour with a glossy black coat, face and rump surrounded by a long white, U-shaped mantle draping from its sides and rear of back. Its tail also has a long white tip. At birth, young have a totally white coat which gradually changes colour over the course of a few weeks

Tags: Kent Monkey Black and white Foundation Howletts Pets and captive animals Colobus Simian Aspinall

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Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2014 8:02PM
I really like this. Tremendous detail and pathos in the shot.

Alan.
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
28 Sep 2014 10:03PM
I can see the attraction C would have with these wonderful creatures and have a certain affinity as I'm feeling quite tired now…

Lovely portrait Terry …

Sweet dreams,

Mike
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
29 Sep 2014 12:08AM
Love her natural hoodie!
29 Sep 2014 5:18PM
A smashing shot Terry.

JohnSmile

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