Animal Weight

How much does a Zanzibar red colobus weight?

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

An adult Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii) on average weights 7.16 kg (15.78 lbs).

The Zanzibar red colobus is from the family Cercopithecidae (genus: Piliocolobus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.4 cm (1′ 11″). Usually, Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar red colobus is 7.16 kg (15.78 lbs)

The Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii) is a species of red colobus monkey endemic to Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago, off the coast of Tanzania. It is also known as Kirk’s red colobus after Sir John Kirk, the British Resident of Zanzibar who first brought it to the attention of zoological science. It is now classified as an endangered species and in the mid-1990s was adopted as the flagship species for conservation in Zanzibar. The population is still decreasing, and conservationists are attempting to work with the local government to devise a proper, effective strategy to protect the population and habitat. Challenges include the species’ habitat, which is limited to the archipelago. The species has been reclassified three times; it was previously in the genus Colobus, then in the genus Procolobus, and later in the genus Piliocolobus.

Animals of the same family as a Zanzibar red colobus

We found other animals of the Cercopithecidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Zanzibar red colobus

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

Animals with the same size as a Zanzibar red colobus

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Zanzibar red colobus

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