Golden Monkey Tracking in Uganda
The Golden Monkey – are close relatives to the mountain gorillas and the chimpanzees found in 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Golden Monkey weigh between 10 to 25 pounds on average with a golden body, tails, cheeks, body with black limbs known as sub specie of the blue monkeys commonly found in bamboo forests in Virunga Volcanoes of the democratic republic of Congo.
This specie of monkeys is greatly declining due to habitat loss, poaching, diseases, war just like the Mountain Gorillas. These monkeys can be found in Kibale National park and Bwindi impenetrable national park and can be seen during your gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Golden monkeys have been habituated to offers a wonderful tour and viewing experience to Tourists like the mountain gorillas and the chimpanzees.
Male golden monkeys have are reddish in color with dark patches on the back while the females are lighter in color with less brown patches living in groups of 30 to 80 individuals led by an adult male.
The female golden monkeys are territorial feeding on to about 20 to 30 plant species typically of leaves, fruits, invertebrates and bamboo.
The golden monkey has a gestation period of 5 months and giving birth to one off spring.
These primates can also be trekked in Mgahinga national park where guided tracking is provided to small groups in the bamboo forests where these primates live.