Wild facts

April 18, 2001

Do you know?

How many fingers does a Colobus monkey have?

Answer: Colobus monkeys have four fingers and NO thumb!

Learn more!

Visit the Colobus monkeys at The Baltimore Zoo.

Read "Primates: From Howler Monkeys to Humans" by Erin Pernbery Swan and Sandra Hirshkowith.

1. Infant Colobus monkeys are born completely white and gradually develop their black and white markings.

2. The Colobus monkey will eat, sleep and play in the trees -- they are rarely seen on the forest floor.

3. Colobus monkeys can live upt to 20 years.

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