Roloway’s monkey Cercopithecus roloway (EEP)
Weight♂ 5.2kg, ♀ 3.9kg
omnivorous (fruit, flowers, young leaves, insects and invertebrates)
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
Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)
- Not evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW