The World’s Most Colorful Monkeys: I Am Pretty No Matter What You Say

A list of colorful monkeys.

I know what you are thinking. If I am in front of you right now you might be yelling me this, “What, colorful monkeys???? You must be kidding me?!!! Yes, you have to believe me, there are really colorful species of monkeys. Scroll down and find out!

1.) Red-shanked Douc (Pygathrix nemaeus)

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The first colorful monkey on the list is the handsome looking Red-shanked Douc of Southeast Asia. It is one of the most colorful and most attractive of all primates. It’s a diurnal and an arboreal creature that sleeps and eats up in forest trees. Red-shanked Duoc can grow up to 765 cm tall with a tail that measures about 765 cm long and can weigh up to 7 kg.

2.) Black-capped Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis)

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The next colorful monkey species on the list is the Black-capped Squirrel Monkey. Scientifically named Saimiri boliviensis, this cute-looking squirrel monkey can be found is South America, specifically in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.

3.) Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus)

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The third monkey species on the list is the Javan Lutung of Indonesia. It is native to the island of java, hence the common name. This golden-colored monkey, which can grow up to 55 cm in length and with a tail measuring about 98 cm long, can also be found in the surrounding islands of Java. It is also known as the Ebony Lutung and Javan Langur.

 

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4.) Golden Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana)

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The fourth colorful monkey species on the list is the Golden Snub-nosed Monkey of China. This Old World monkey lives in temperate mountain forests and can withstand colder temperature than any other non-human primates. In china, it is known as the Sichuan Golden Hair Monkey or the Sichuan Snub-Nosed Monkey. As its common name implies, it is mostly golden in color.

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18 Responses to “The World’s Most Colorful Monkeys: I Am Pretty No Matter What You Say”
  1. clandestinef Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Yes, they are very colorful… Nice post and pics.


  2. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 7:08 am

    These are gorgeous!


  3. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Wow…these are really colorful momkeys. I have never even heard of them. Excellent article. nice presentation.


  4. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Colorful and beautiful indeed.


  5. GodsGrace Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Nice Share


  6. papaleng Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Amazing looks!


  7. strovek Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I agree.


  8. Raj the Tora Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 8:17 am

    The list would not get complete without Mandrill :) Thanks for a great share


  9. MaxBuceo Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Nice. I like this post


  10. Glynis Smy Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I adore monkeys. I love this article, thanks Nobert.


  11. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

    A really enjoyable article to read. Those monkeys are so beautiful.

    Christine


  12. Dark Fairy Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Such beautiful animals.


  13. Eunice Tan Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Good collections


  14. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    saw this on Su.


  15. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On October 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Nope… I wont argue lol…. Beautiful creatures!


  16. crisdiwata Says...

    On October 18, 2010 at 3:02 am

    I like the first one very much, seems to me the monkey is wearing a costume. Thanks for these lovely creatures.


  17. Melody SJAL Says...

    On October 22, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Very interesting.


  18. Curious Girl Says...

    On February 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    The monkeys are interesting even though im not as fond to animals as most but i can honestly say they are attention grabbers!!! =) Nice !


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