Vervet Monkey

The Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) is found in East Africa and South Africa.

The Vervet Monkey has a black face with a white fringe and a grey furry body. They grow to about 50 centimetres (20 inches).

Vervet monkey

Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkeys live in woodlands in social groups from 10-70 individuals.

Baby Vervet Monkeys are cared for by everyone in the group, not just their mothers. This is called allomothering.

Vervet Monkey

 

Vervet Monkey

 

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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