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Bijilo Monkey Park, Gambia
Bijilo Monkey Park, Gambia

Bijilo Monkey Park

Africa is home to the red colobus monkey, a remarkably diverse group of primates. They are the most threatened group of non-ape primates in Africa and face a variety of dangers. The primates’ beautiful fur and lack of fear towards humans makes them the unfortunate target of hunters.
Photo by Bryan Osborne

GAMBIA

Africa

GAMBIA

Africa

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Capital: Banjul

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal

Government: Republic of The Gambia

Currency: dalasis (GMD)

Area: 11,300 sq km

Population: 2,221,301 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Religion: Muslim 95.7%, Christian 4.2%, none 0.1%, no response 0.1% (2013 est.)

TimeZone: UTC 0

Tel Code: +220

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