Animal Weight

How much does a Preuss’s red colobus weight?

It is hard to guess what a Preuss’s red colobus weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Preuss’s red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi) on average weights 8.87 kg (19.54 lbs).

The Preuss’s red colobus is from the family Cercopithecidae (genus: Piliocolobus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.9 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, Preuss’s red colobuss have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Preuss's red colobus is 8.87 kg (19.54 lbs)

Preuss’s red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi) is a red colobus primate species endemic to the Cross-Sanaga Rivers ecoregion. An important population occurs in Korup National Park, Southwest Province, Cameroon, but the species’ distribution is localized (groups are frequently encountered near the main tourist camps). The species is considered present in adjacent Cross River National Park – Oban Division in Nigeria and hunter reports suggest that few groups remain in Nkwende Hills and Nta Ali Forest Reserve in the broader Korup region. A population is also present in Ebo forest, Littoral Province of Cameroon.

Animals of the same family as a Preuss’s red colobus

We found other animals of the Cercopithecidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Preuss’s red colobus

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Piliocolobus preussi:

Animals with the same size as a Preuss’s red colobus

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Preuss’s red colobus:

Animals with the same litter size as a Preuss’s red colobus

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Preuss’s red colobus: