About Our Zoo

L'Hoest Monkey L’Hoest's Monkey

scientific name

Cerecpithecus ihoesti

size/weight/height

Head/Body Length: 12.5 - 27"
Tail Length: 19 - 39"

adaptations/coloration

Color: fur dark gray •saddle chestnut • underparts dark • whitish beard markings

behavior

diurnal
Activity: most active early morning and late afternoon
Defense: take shelter in trees when alarmed
Groups: live in groups with single adult male
Sleep: in trees • sitting position holding branches or each other

reproduction/lifespan

Birth: most occur at the end of the dry season, allowing lactation when rainfall is high

diet

Wild: fruit, grains, leaves, roots, occasional eggs,lizards and small birds
Zoo: fruits greens, monkey chow and vegetables

habitat/range

dense undergrowth below canopy of tropical rain forest in West & Central Africa

status

U.S. endangered • CITES App II

oregon zoo exhibit

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