Primates In Uganda

Black-and-white colobus monkey:

Locally known as ekiremu or enjeya, black-and-white colobus monkey primate of Uganda doesn’t have thumbs in both hands which let the vulnerable accidents happens when they jump from one branch to other branches of the tree. The babies of black-and-white colobus monkeys are born white in color and change its color after 3 months.

Ugandan red colobus monkey:

Commonly found in Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary these red colabus monkies are quite defensive about their territories and fight to defend their territory against intruders and predators.

Ugandan red-tailed monkey and blue monkey:

Ugandan red-tailed monkey and a blue monkey or enkunga is the smallest monkey with white hairy cheeks and a unique heart-shaped nose. Blue monkeys are not always blue but are mostly black with a blue-grey or silver-grey back.

Golden monkey:

Golden monkeys are endemic to the Virunga massif and prefer to move and sleep high in the bamboo forests.

Grey-cheeked mangabey:

Mostly spotted at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Kibale Forest, Semliki Wildlife Reserve, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park; Grey-cheeked mangabeys communicate by slapping their lips together while shaking their heads.

Olive baboon:

One of the biggest threats to human crops olive baboons have dog-like snouts and prefers to move on the ground while mangabeys stay up high in the tree branches.

Patas monkey:

Living in big groups of 30 to 50 individuals these monkeys are mostly spotted in bigger troupes on a game drive while in Murchison Falls National Park.

L’hoest monkey:

These shy and terrestrial monkeys are common to find in groups with the young and grooming each other along forest trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Park.