Roloway’s monkey

Roloway’s monkey Cercopithecus roloway (EEP)

ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
Size40-60cm
Weight♂ 5.2kg, ♀ 3.9kg
Gestation5 months
Birth1
Life-span20 years
Diet
omnivorous (fruit, flowers, young leaves, insects and invertebrates)

Habitat
tropical forest

Range
West Africa (Ivory Coast, Ghana)


Roloway’s monkeys live in groups of about 15 with one adult male and several females with their young.
 
As the species is extremely rare and difficult to observe in its natural habitat, it is not fully understood. It is highly endangered by the destruction of its natural habitat and through the illegal hunt for bush-meat.


La Palmyre Zoo helps protecting this species in the wild by supporting the programme: WAPCA

Since 2001, the Zoo de La Palmyre has helped to finance Roloway’s monkey protection on the Ivory Coast and in Ghana.
www.rasapci.org/index.php
www.wapca.org

 



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

In the zoo