Cameroon to Ethiopia, Kenya to Angola
Mainly frugivore-granivore. Fruits, seeds, leaves, insects, reptiles.
Habitat: Tropical forest, mountain forest.
Weight: male: 5.5kg , female: 3.6 kg
Dimensions: head to torso male 54cm, female 44cm
Gestation: 5-6 months, 1-2 young at each birth, usually 1.
Lifespan: 22 years
Social structure: Groups of 4-10 or up to 35 individuals
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown, widespread.
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Threats: Deforestation of habitat for agricultural land and timber, hunting for food or killing as an agricultural pest.
Did you know that:
- While foraging in exposed areas, they store food in their cheek pouches, and eat it only when they return to a safe location.
- Shy and actively avoid any contact with other animals! Use silence and concealment in encounters.
- Named after French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.