L'Hoest's monkeys live in lowland, submontane and montane forests from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo east through Rwanda and western Uganda. They are herbivores.
L'Hoest's monkey behavior and facts
- This forest monkey eats fruit, mushrooms, herbs, roots and leaves. It occasionally eats eggs, lizards and small birds.
- In some areas, it leaves the forest to raid crops.
- This monkey lives in small groups dominated by females. Group size averages between 10 to 17 animals.
- Predators include leopards.
- Length: 16 to 20 inches, plus a long tail
- Weight: females 7.7 pounds; males 13.2 pounds
- Listed on Appendix II of CITES and on Class B of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
- IUCN: vulnerable
L'Hoest's monkeys, the Oregon Zoo and you
The zoo's L'Hoest's monkeys live in the Africa Rainforest exhibit.
Deforestation and hunting are threats.