Primates

May 25, 2020

Potto

Potto (Perodicticus potto), also called the bush bear, tree bear, or softly-softlys, slow-moving tropical African primate. The potto is a nocturnal tree dweller found in rainforests […]
May 25, 2020

Bush baby

Bush baby, also called galago, is a small nocturnal primate that spends most of its life in wooded habitats. Its distinctive features are its big saucer […]
May 25, 2020

Red Colobus

Red colobus monkeys are closely related to the black-and-white colobus monkeys. These relatively sizeable red-grey monkeys have few distinguishing features other than their slightly tufted crown. […]
May 25, 2020

Grey-cheeked Mangabey

The grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena), also known as the white-cheeked mangabey, is a greyish-black monkey looking in shape like a small, hairy baboon. It has thick brown […]
May 25, 2020

Black-and-white Colobus Monkey

Colobus comes from the Greek word “mutilated” because colobus monkeys do not have thumbs, unlike other monkeys. Their beautiful black coat strongly contrasts with the long […]
May 24, 2020

L’Hoest’s Monkey

L’Hoest’s monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti) has a short, dark brown coat with a chestnut colour across the back and a dark belly. Its cheeks are light grey […]
May 24, 2020

De Brazza’s Monkey

De Brazza’s monkey, a spectacular thickset guenon, has a relatively short tail, a hairy face with a reddish-brown patch around its eyes, a white band across […]
May 24, 2020

Red-tailed Monkey

The red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius) is brownish in appearance with white cheek whiskers, a coppery tail and a distinctive white, heart-shaped patch on its nose, giving […]
May 24, 2020

Blue Monkey

Despite its name, the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) is not noticeably blue; it has little hair on its face that sometimes gives a blue appearance, but […]