Tag: "colobus" at biology news
Young chimpanzees show sex differences in learning
...or chimpanzees. They can fish for termites or hunt colobus
monkeys," explained Lonsdorf. "Mature males often hunt monkeys up in the trees, but females are almost always either pregnant or burdened with a clinging infant. This makes hunting difficult. But termites are a rich source of protein and fat. Females...
Why sloths do not sleep upside down
... a multi-chambered forestomach kangaroos, hippos, colobus
monkeys, peccaries, sloths but they do not ruminate. As studies on the digestive physiology of these species are largely missing, it is generally assumed that their forestomach functions in the same way as that of ruminants, the most prominent chara...
Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park
...rtion of the park, and the Angolan black-and-white colobus
monkey congregates in huge groups of up to 400 individuals, one of the great spectacles of Africa's forests. Nyungwe and neighboring Kibira National Park in Burundi together form the largest block of rain forest in eastern Africa. Nyungwe was first ...
New evidence suggests that monkey thought extinct still exists
...is colleagues believed that the Miss Waldron's red colobus
monkey, Procolobus badius waldroni, was probably e...tional Journal of Primatology. Miss Waldron's red colobus
is a small, black monkey with reddish fur on its forehead and thighs. Researchers think that these p...
Monogamous animals may be more likely to die out
...ill living in all the reserves. Similarly, several colobus
monkey species, which have few mates, died out an average of 18 years after the reserves were established, while green monkeys and baboons, which have many mates, are still living in all the reserves. How could being monogamous make animals more vuln...
African predator rediscovered in Tanzania
...her of Lowe's discoveries - the Miss Waldron's red colobus
monkey - was declared extinct in 2000 after an extensive survey in the monkey's former Central African habitat failed to find any evidence of its persistence. Apart from the assumption that the Lowe's servaline genet is - like other servaline genets...
Wildmeat: Overhunting threatens species and people
...sow in northeastern Brazil, and Miss Waldron's red colobus
monkey in Ghana and the Cote d'Ivoire. Today, hunting is a major threat to about a third of the threatened mammals and birds worldwide. The mammals most at risk from overexploitation are big and reproduce slowly, such as larger antelopes and elephant...
Scientists fear loss of colobus monkey heralds beginning of 'extinction spasm' of many West African species
...tinction of the little-studied "Miss Waldron's red colobus
monkey" say it may be the first obvious manifestat...immediately. The extinction of Miss Waldron's red colobus
is the first documented case of a primate extinction in the 20th century. The scientists who conduct...