Owl-faced guenon

Owl-faced guenon Cercopithecus hamlyni (EEP)

ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
Size50-65cm
Weight♂ 5.5 kg, ♀ 3.1-3.7kg
Gestation5-6 months
Birth1
Life-span20 years
Diet
vegetarian (bamboo shoots, leaves, fruit, occasionally insects)

Habitat
tropical forest

Range
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 evaluated
    NE
  • Data deficient
    DD
  • Least concern
    LC
  • Near threatened
    NT
  • Vulnerable
    VU
  • Endangered
    EN
  •  Critically endangered
    CR
  • Extinct in the wild
    EW
  • Extinct
    EX

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