Status in the Wild:
Colobus Monkeys are strictly leaf-eaters. Like cows, they have a multi-chambered stomach that allows them to digest large amounts of vegetation. Colobus Monkeys always have a belly full of food that’s in the process of being digested.
The name “colobus” comes from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, Colobus Monkeys do not have thumbs.
At one time, Colobus Monkeys were hunted excessively for their beautiful coat. Their skin has been used to make dance costumes, hats and capes. Today, the greatest threat to their survival comes from deforestation.