Monkey - Vervet

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Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) are medium to large sized monkeys with a silver-grey body and a marked black face. The ridge of the eyebrows is white, and so are the feet and tail tip. The adult males have vividly bright genitals to signal sexual status. Vervet Monkeys spend most of their time in the safety of the trees although they venture down to the ground in search of both food and water during the day. Their long arms and legs allow it to walk on all fours on the ground with ease, and makes them quite speedy when running. Vervet monkeys are very sociable animals living in troops of between 10 and 50 individuals, depending on food supply.

WEIGHT MALE: 6 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 4 KG

HEIGHT MALE: 55 CM

HEIGHT FEMALE: 45 CM

MATING SEASON: APRIL – JUNE

Weights & shoulder heights are averages

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