The Golden MonkeyScientific Name: Cercopithecus kandti
Golden Monkey Mgahinga Gorilla national park tracking .
The golden monkey is a species of Old World monkey found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, Mgahinga national park, in south-west Uganda; Parc des Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The golden monkey is restricted to highland forests where bamboo thrieves.
The golden monkey has for many year been thought to be a subspecies of the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis), although the two are similar overall, the golden monkey has a golden-orange patch on the shoulders and back.
Not much is known about the golden monkey's behaviour. The golden monkey lives in social groups of up to 30 individuals. Its diet consists mainly of bamboo, leaves and fruit, as well as insects such as grasshoppers.
Due to the gradual destruction of their habitat and recent wars in their limited habitat, the golden monkey is listed as an endangered species.
Tracking the Golden Monkey in Mgahinga national park
Golden monkeys can be tracked in Mgahinga gorilla national park since the habituation process has been completed. The possibility of tracking the golden monkeys for hours is available for travellers visiting Uganda. The number of golden monkey trackers is limited to just six individual trackers for conservation purposes
The golden monkey tracking activity in Mgahinga gorilla national park is done in the morning and in the afternoon.
The Golden Monkey may not be the most well known primate, but is certainly an enjoyable, little creature that is worth visiting. It is a small curious monkey, golden in colour and loves to scamper around the trees.
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