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Scientific Name:

Cercopithecus wolfi

Conservation Status:
Not currently classified

Where to see them:

Monkeys of Makokou, Ford African Rain Forest

Fun Facts:

  • Wolf’s guenons are named for their discoverer; their name has nothing to do with canines.
  • Wolf’s guenons have up to seven distinct calls they use for communication between group members.
  • Wolf’s guenons have cheek pouches they use to carry food as they travel.


Wolf's Guenons

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Size
Wolf’s guenons average about 60 inches from head to tail. Males are larger and weigh more than females. The average weight is 6 to 9 pounds.

Range
Congo, Rwanda and Uganda

Habitat
Rainforests and swamp forests

Lifestyle
Wolf’s guenons have been seen in the wild forming mixed-species groups with Schmidt’s guenons and other types of monkeys. It is believed that they form these groups to reduce the risk of predation. Gestation is 160 to 170 days, and females typically give birth to one offspring.

Food
Fruit, leaves, flowers, nectar, insects

Life Cycle
20 to 26 years

Some of My Neighbors (IN THE WILD)
Schmidt’s guenons, chimpanzees, bonobos, elephants, crocodiles and the rare clawless otter

Population Status & Threats
Wolf’s guenon populations have decreased due to habitat loss and the illegal bushmeat trade; therefore, their status is at critical risk.