Black-and-white Colobus at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

Black-and-white colobuses (or colobi) are Old World monkeys of the genus Colobus, native to Africa. They are closely related to the brown colobus monkeys of genus Piliocolobus. Colobuses live in territorial groups of about nine individuals, based upon a single male with a number of females and their offspring. Newborn colobuses are completely white. Cases of allomothering are documented, which means members of the troop other than the infant's biological mother care for it. [from wikipedia]
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Penthouse
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(Date Photographed: 14:20:10 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 10 January 2018)
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A sign read:

Up in the
penthouse

Black and white colobus monkeys live in the highest layer of the rain forest. In the sunny canopy they feed on young leaves and shoots. In theory, their elegant white "capes" work like parachutes as they leap between branches.


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Perched
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(Date Photographed: 14:21:19 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 10 January 2018)
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One of the black-and-white colobus monkeys was perched on a limb and appeared ready to leap.


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Created Forest
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(Date Photographed: 14:21:44 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 10 January 2018)
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Overview of the enclosure, created for the black-and-white colobus monkey by its zoo keepers.


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Prepared To Munch
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(Date Photographed: 14:21:59 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 10 January 2018)
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One of the black-and-white colobus monkeys held a branch and prepared to munch on the young leaves.


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