Animal Age

How old does a King colobus get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a King colobus reaches?

An adult King colobus (Colobus polykomos) usually gets as old as 30.5 years.

King colobuss are around 172 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 490 grams (1.08 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Cercopithecidae family (genus: Colobus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 62.7 cm (2′ 1″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A King colobus gets as old as 30.5 years

The king colobus (Colobus polykomos), also known as the western black-and-white colobus, is a species of Old World monkey, found in lowland and mountain rain forests in a region stretching from Senegal, through Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to the Ivory Coast. One of five members of the Genus Colobus which are the black-and-white colobuses. Among all African colobus monkey species, the King colobus (and the Western Red Colobus) is the westernmost species on the continent of Africa. It eats mainly leaves, but also fruits and flowers. Though it is arboreal, it eats primarily on the ground. It lives in small groups consisting of 3 to 4 females and 1 to 3 males, plus their young. These groups maintain distance from one another through territorial calling.

Animals of the same family as a King colobus

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Cercopithecidae):

Animals that reach the same age as King colobus

With an average age of 30.5 years, King colobus are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies King colobus

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as King colobus

A fully grown King colobus reaches around 8.7 kg (19.19 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a King colobus

Those animals grow as big as a King colobus: