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- This article is about the monkey. For the tea, see Golden Monkey tea
The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) is a species of Old World monkey found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, including four national parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is restricted to highland forest, especially near bamboo.
This species was previously thought to be a subspecies of the Blue Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis), and the two are similar overall, but the Golden Monkey has a golden-orange patch on the upper flanks and back. The Golden Monkey inhabits a small area which overlaps the territory of one group of the Mountain Gorilla.[specify]
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