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The Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) is endemic to the southern end of the main island of the Zamzibar archipelago, Unguja. The monkeys like to eat the unripened fruit from the trees in the forest and, of course, from the farmers' trees too. This propensity for fruit put them in direct conflict with local farmers that used to kill them as pests. With the establishment of the Jozani Forest preserve, the government is able to pay farmers to help preserve the monkeys. The monkeys are no longer seen as pests but as vital tourist attractors. On the ground, the monkeys like to eat charcoal to help their digestive system. They are quite human friendly!

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Feb 10 2013 15:05 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful picture's you make..:-))
Feb 10 2013 22:37 GMT pauli3522
what a nice color of the hair...they look very nice
Feb 11 2013 22:17 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
Thank you. They are a unique species found only down in the southern Zanzibar area. I'm glad we had a chance to see them.