La Terre des Origines
The Eastern Fringe monkeys
Eastern Fringe monkeys used to be hunted for their beautiful natural fur, but their numbers have been restored since. The same can unfortunately not be said of its cousin, the (red light) Western Fringe monkey in its homeland, Zanzibar, where they are highly endangered and only about 1,500 of them still ive in the wild.
The Eastern Fringe monkeys live in Central and East Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia and from Angola to Zambia. It is a pleasure to watch their monkey play, their agility and raw power. The animals are 45 to 70 cm tall, not including their tails. The oldest or the strongest of the males serves as the leader of the tribe. They scour for food, fruit, leaves and leaf buds by day and they rest at night in the trees while a guard keeps watch for unexpected attacks from their arch enemy, the leopard. The young are born with snow white fur.
The Eastern Fringe monkeys in image
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