COLOBUS MONKEY FAMILY
Denver Zoo Celebrates Rare Birth of Colobus Monkey named Darby. The infant, whose gender is still unknown, is all-white and can be seen being held by its mother, providing a rare and striking visual; although infants are born white, adults are mostly black with a white face border and white veiling flanks and a bushy white tail.
Location: East Africa
The name “colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs.
The colobus is the most arboreal of all African monkeys and rarely descends to the ground.
Local tradition says they are good weather forecasters because they become silent when bad weather is coming.
Photo: ©Dave Parsons/Denver Zoo