Eastern Black-and-White Colobus Monkey

This is the Eastern Black-and-White Colobus monkey.  Of the primates that live in this area, this monkey is by far the most likeable, and probably also the most beautiful.  They tend to be very social animals, traveling from tree to tree in groups of eight or so, rarely descending to ground level.  They love to sit in the tops of wild olive trees and munch on the tiny fruits that these trees produce.  In the mornings we can often hear their strange calls to each other, one troop calling, and another answering.  Favorite nickname in the Tilly household: Skunk Monkeys.

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