Angolan Monkeys

    Angola Monkeys

    Angola Monkeys: Angola, officially known as the Republic of Angola, is a nation in Southern Africa known for its beautiful environment and abundance of many natural resources.

    Angola is also home to 13 species of Old World monkeys that make up 6 genera; however, none of these species are endemic to the country.

    One of the most popular species is the red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius), a small-sized monkey known for its black-skinned face, brownish fur coat, and red tail[1]. They are primarily found in the trees of forests and other woodland areas in Angola and other African countries[2].

    Examples of other species of monkeys that can be found in Angola include the black mangabey (Lophocebus aterrimus), the chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), and the malbrouck monkey (Chlorocebus cynosuros).

    Angola Monkeys

    Here are the different types of monkeys living in Angola.

    Angolan Talapoin

    Species Name: Miopithecus talapoin
    Native Countries: Angola,Cameroon
    Also known as the Southern talapoin, Angolan talapoin is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. Tail color varies from grayish-black to brownish-black above and is yellow or yellowish-gray below. The Angolan talapoin monkeys are among the smallest species of Old-World monkeys.

    Black-crested mangabey

    Species Name: Lophocebus aterrimus
    Native Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo,Angola
    Black-crested mangabeys, also known as black mangabeys, are endemic to central Africa, occupying the Democratic Republic of the Congo, south of the Congo River (formerly known as the Zaire River), and likely extinct in Angola. They are mainly found in primary and secondary tropical forests, gallery forests, and swamps. Locals nicknamed these primates "baboon mangabeys" due to their resemblance to the baboon species.

    Blue Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus mitis
    Native Countries: Angola,Zambia
    The blue monkey is a species of Old-World monkey endemic to east and central Africa, ranging from the upper Congo Basin east to the East African Rift Valley and south to Zambia and northern Angola.

    Chacma Baboon

    Species Name: Papio ursinus
    Native Countries: Angola,Botswana,Mozambique,Namibia,South Africa,Zambia
    Like all other baboons, the Chacma baboon, the Cape baboon, belongs to the Old-World monkey family. Chacma baboons have a habit of flipping over rocks in search of food. So, it's pretty easy to spot where a group of Chacmas once foraged.

    Common Chimpanzee

    Species Name: Pan troglodytes
    Native Countries: Sierra Leone,Angola,Tanzania,Democratic Republic of Congo
    The chimpanzee, also known simply as the chimp, is a species of great ape native to the forests and savannas of tropical Africa. Chimpanzees and humans are thought to have a common ancestor that lived about eight million years ago.

    Crested Mona Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus pogonias
    Native Countries: Nigeria,Cameroon,Angola,Democratic Republic of Congo
    The crested mona monkey, also called the golden-bellied monkey, golden-bellied guenon, or crowned guenon, is a species of African primate in the Cercopithecidae family in west-central Africa. Like many species of Cercopithecus, the crested mona monkey has large cheek pouches that it fills with seeds and fruit while foraging for food.

    De Brazza’s Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus neglectus
    Native Countries: Ethiopia,Cameroon,Angola
    De Brazza's monkey is an Old-World primate native to central Africa's swamp and riverine forests. It is the largest species of the guenon family and one of the most widespread African arboreal primates.

    Kinda Baboon

    Species Name: Papio kindae
    Native Countries: Angola,Democratic Republic of Congo,Zambia,Tanzania
    The Kinda baboon (Papio kindae) is a species of baboon found in the Miombo forests of Angola, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and possibly western Tanzania. The species is named after the town in the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    Moustached Guenon

    Species Name: Cercopithecus cephus
    Native Countries: Angola,Cameroon,Central African Republic,Democratic Republic of Congo,Equatorial Guinea,Gabon
    The mustached monkey or moustached guenon (Cercopithecus cephus) is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. Moustached monkeys take regular paths through the branches, with each monkey following the next along the same path.

    Schmidt’s Red-tailed Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus ascanius
    Native Countries: Angola,Cameroon,Central African Republic,Democratic Republic of Congo,Kenya,Rwanda,Sudan,Tanzania,Uganda,Zambia,Burundi
    The Schmidt's red-tailed monkey, also called the red-tailed guenon, Schmidt's guenon, or black-cheeked white-nosed monkey is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The Schmidt's red-tailed monkey is named for its red coloration on the underside of its tail, as well as the bicolor coloration of its tail as the reddish color increases from the base to the tip.

    Western Gorilla

    Species Name: Gorilla gorilla
    Native Countries: Central African Republic,Equatorial Guinea,Gabon,Nigeria,Democratic Republic of Congo,Angola
    Western gorillas also known as lowland gorillas, are herbivorous, primarily terrestrial apes that inhabit equatorial Africa's tropical rainforests. Like humans, western gorillas do not have a set breeding season, and female species menstruate every 28 days.

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    Key References
    • [1]“Red-Tailed Monkey, Cercopithecus ascanius | New England Primate Conservancy”. Accessed September 28, 2022. Link.
    • [2]“Oakland Zoo | Red-Tailed Monkey (Schmidt’s Guenon)”. Accessed September 28, 2022. Link.


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