Owl-faced guenon Cercopithecus hamlyni (EEP)
Weight♂ 5.5 kg, ♀ 3.1-3.7kg
vegetarian (bamboo shoots, leaves, fruit, occasionally insects)
Africa (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Owl-faced guenons are so named because of their very distinctive markings.
Males are significantly larger than females. Newborns are yellowy-brown but their fur darkens over the course of weeks to become olive-grey at adulthood.
Owl-faced guenons are hunted for their meat by local populations. They are also endangered due to the loss and fragmentation of their habitat.
Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)
- Not evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW