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Equatorial Africa

Eastern Black and White Colobus

The black and white colobus is the most arboreal species of African primate.  It rarely leaves the trees and can leap 15 to 20 feet between limbs. 

Troops are made up of one adult male and several females who are closely related to each other.  Infants are born with white fur and all the females share in the care of infants, even nursing infants who are not theirs.

HABITATForests, woodlands, wooded grasslands
DIETLeaves, fruits, buds and blossoms
LIFE Expectancy20 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbols for Belize are the keel-billed toucan and the Baird's tapir.
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