Black-and-White Colobus Monkey
Colobus have long, glossy black fur with a white U-shaped mantle of fur on the back and a white tip on the tail. They have a ring of white fur around their faces. Their faces are hairless with gray skin. Colobus are known for their fluffy, long tails which are 1 1/3 as long as their bodies. They have 4 fingers and no thumbs (only a small stub where the thumb would usually be), which provides a strong grasp on branches as they move through the trees. The name “colobus” means “mutilated one” and refers to the missing thumb. On exhibit in Old World Monkey.
On exhibit: 2 Males, 1 Female.