Tests carried out at the National History Museum proved it was made from the skins of black and white colobus monkeys
The experts have confirmed that the fur orginates from black and white colobus monkeys
loved visiting the Jozani Forest and seeing the rare Red Colobus Monkeys
Kevin, a 3ft tall, black-furred and white-tailed colobus monkey
, went bananas last week with his father, going awol from the compound at Belfast Zoo.
The Sunray was originally tied with black-and-white Colobus monkey
hair but because this is a protected species, the next best thing is hair from a dog.
But tests proved it was made from colobus monkey
The 3ft tall, black-furred and white-tailed Colobus monkey
broke free from his compound at Belfast Zoo on Sunday.
The 3ft tall Colobus monkey
broke free from his compound at Belfast Zoo on Saturday.
During the first year, centre staff have trained Gambian government officials in biodiversity, helped conserve rare species such as the red colobus monkey
and started a regular column on conservation in the national paper, The Gambian Observer.
Below left, a colobus monkey
tucks into table-top scraps, while a giraffe takes time out from munching on the tree-tops.
These appear to have been successful, as there have not been any reports of red colobus monkey
Humans are almost four times more likely to be at risk from bugs from chimps, which last shared an ancestor with us eight million years ago, than a colobus monkey
, with which we were last related 34 million years ago.
A spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said an expert had told them the fur is likely to come from an endangered Colobus monkey
In 1969 we had Britain's first Colobus monkey
born in captivity.
Protection of the red colobus monkey
has also been a greater challenge to conservationists than Changuu's giant tortoises because of the ill-feeling of farming communities bordering Jozani towards the forest's wild animals, including the rare monkey.