Unique Colobus Monkeys’ population on Chale Island
Colobus Monkeys’ characteristics
The name “colobus” comes from the Greek word kolobós, which means mutilated, because Colobus Monkeys do not have thumbs.
The two species of black and white monkeys are endemic to Kenya. Their distinct black and white markings make them easily recognisable. The originality of the newborns is that their fur is completely white and their face is pink.
Colobus Monkeys live in troops of 5 to 10 animals. Permanent troops of Colobus Monkeys can often be seen around the resort and nearby mangrove forests.
They either jump up and down branches or stroll around.
They are herbivorous and are considered a non-dangerous species, peacefully living side by side with humans.