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Guereza (1995)

Acrylic on illustration board
7" x 3 1/2"

 The beautiful guereza (Colobus guereza) is found in the African forest belt from Nigeria east to Ethiopia, where it lives in small groups of around seven or eight. Like the other colombine monkeys, it feeds mostly on leaves. Although prized for its tasty meat and beautiful pelt, this monkey is more adaptable than the other four members of its genus and manages to thrive in degraded and secondary forest unsuitable for its dwindling kin.