Five more Colobus Monkeys have been successfully released into Karura. The eighth release took place on Sunday, 25 January 2015. Click here for a video of the episode on our Facebook page. This brings the Karura colobus population to 36. The target is 100, according to the estimated availability of food plants for the monkeys.
The re-ntroduction of Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza kikuyuensis) began a year ago. Under the careful and experienced protocols of the Institute of Primate Research (http://
The isolated animals are gently encouraged to seek food in humane trap cages. The monkeys are first released in a large holding-acclimatisation cage in a hidden location in the heart of Karura, as you can see in the video. Colobus can now be spotted them in the forest canopy as you walk through the indigenous parts of the forest. Look for the conspicuous bushy white tale. And see more images on the FKF Facebook page by clicking here.