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Primates of the World

This building showcases two ape species, orangutans and siamangs, and six monkey species including colorful mandrills.

Diana monkey

Diana monkey range

Feature Creature

Diana Monkey

(Cercopithecus diana)

Native to: West African rainforest of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Ghana
Primary Diet: Fruits, leaves, shoots, flowers, seeds and insects
Adult Weight: Male - 8 to 16 pounds
Female - 4 to 8 pounds
Status: Vulnerable
During travel, an infant Diana monkey clings to its mother’s belly fur and it also entwines its tail with its mother’s tail. Diana monkeys store food in their cheeks.