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)
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)
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)
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)
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.