Animal Size

King colobus size: How big do they get?

How big does a King colobus get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown King colobus (Colobus polykomos) reaches an average size of 62.7 cm (2′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 30.5 years, they grow from 490 grams (1.08 lbs) to 8.7 kg (19.19 lbs). A King colobus has 1 babies at once. The King colobus (genus: Colobus) is a member of the family Cercopithecidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a King colobus is  (2' 1

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

We found other animals of the Cercopithecidae family:

Animals with the same size as a King colobus

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

Animals with the same litter size as a King colobus

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a King colobus

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a King colobus:

Animals with the same weight as a King colobus

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Colobus polykomos: