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Photo of a Colobus Monkey at The Greenville Zoo

This Colobus, named Lami, is mother of Dayo, Kumbe and Adanna - all born at the Greenville Zoo.

Colobus monkeys are found primarily in west and central Africa. They live in primary and secondary forests and wooded grasslands; they are found at higher density logged forests more so than other primary forests.

Fun Facts:

  • The Greenville Zoo has had babies born in three successive years Dayo(2009) Kumbe(2010) and Adanna(2011).
  • Baby colobus are born completely white.
  • Their digestive system is a chambered-ruminant stomach, allows them to eat leaves other primates cannot.
  • Colobus monkeys can make spectacular leaps of up to 25 ft. from tree to tree.

How to Adopt

You can use the Adopt an Animal form below to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Download Adopt An Animal Application

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