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  [Lemur catta]
  Habitat: The highland forest areas of southern and southwestern Madagascar
  Length: 5-18” Body 37-43” including tail
  Weight: 4.9 lb
  Gestation: 135 days
  Number of Young: 1 or 2
  Conservation Status: Near Threatened

 

   ring tailed lemur

 





- When traveling in their home range, they keep their tails raised in the air, like flags, to keep group members together.
- Have scent glands on their wrist and chests that they use to mark their foraging routs.
- Males will participate in stink fights by anointing tails with scent and arch their tails over their bodies and wave them at their opponent.

Ring Tailed Lemur Coloring Sheet

  [Hylobates lar]
  Habitat: Forests of Southeast Asia and Sumatra
  Height: 17-24"
  Weight: 10-20 lbs
  Max Lifespan: 32 years
  Gestation Period: 7 months
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Endangered

  

 

  -  Gibbons are in the Ape family.
  -  Gibbons rarely come to the ground, they use their long arms to propel through the trees.
  -  Family groups inhabit a firm territory, which they protect by warding off other gibbons with their calls.
  -  Lar gibbons are threatened in various ways: they are sometimes hunted for their meat, sometimes a parent is killed in order to capture young animals for pets and the largest danger is the loss of habitat.

Lar Gibbon Coloring Sheet

    [Cercopithecus neglectus]
    Habitat: Swamps, bamboo and dry mountain forests
    Height:
15-24"
    Weight: Up to 15.4 lbs
    Average Lifespan: 30 years
    Gestation Period: 5-6 months
    Number of Young:
1
    Conservation Status: Least Concern

   








- Communicates with booming sounds, shaking tree branches and a variety of facial expressions.
- Both sexes have cheek pouches in which to carry food.
- When born, babies are able to cling to their mother but are dependent on her for food, comfort, grooming and protection.
- They will sit absolutely still when alarmed.

De Brazza's Monkey Coloring Sheet

  [Saguinus midas]
  Habitat: Wooded areas north of the Amazon River in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and possibly Venezuela
  Length: 8 – 11"
  Weight: 14 – 20 oz
  Average Lifespan: 21 years
  Gestation Period: 140 - 145  days
  Number of Young: 2
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  Golden red handed tamarin

 
  - They live in cooperative groups of 4 to 15 members  
  - Young tamarins are cared for primarily by the father and turned over to the mother only to nurse; entire group helps with the young.
  - Defense is a priority, when one tamarin is threatened the others will rush to its defense.
  - Eats mainly insects, fruit, and plant exudates such as sap, gum, and resin

Golden Handed Tamarin Coloring Sheet

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

 [Colobus Guereza]
 Habitat: Coastal, inland and montane forests
 Height:
17-28"
 Tail: 20-39"
 Weight: 11-30 lbs
 Average Lifespan: 24 years (captivity)
 Gestation Period: 175 days
 Number of Young:
1
 Conservation Status: Least Concern

 Range Map

    Colobus guereza range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- The name "colobus" means "mutilated one" in Greek, because unlike other monkeys, they do not have thumbs
- Infants are cared for by all females in the group - known as allomothering
- Able to digest mature or toxic leaves that other monkeys cannot
- The long white fringes of hair that run along each side of its black trunk are known as a mantle
- Can leap more than 20 feet in the air from tree to tree
- Typically found in troops of three to fifteen - usually with only one male

Black and White Colobus Coloring Sheet

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