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Western Red Colobus, Procolobus badius

The western red colobus (Procolobus badius) is an Old World monkey that is native to Africa. Its range includes the forests of Ghana to Senegal. It was previously though that this species held all other red colobuses, although it still holds three subspecies. In 1994, western red colobuses that were eaten by common chimpanzees and other species contracted Ebola from the infected individuals. The western red colobus has been given a conservation status of “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List.

Image Caption: Western Red Colobus. Credit: Atamari/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)

Western Red Colobus Procolobus badius


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