De Brazza’s Monkey

The De Brazza’s Monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) is also known as the swamp monkey because it is found in wetlands in central and eastern Africa.

It has brown fur with a distinct orange brow, a white beard, and white around the mouth, with a small nose.

De Brazza's Monkey

De Brazza’s Monkey

It is a medium-sized monkey, about 64 centimetres (25 inches) tall.

They are herbivores and forage for fruit, buds, flowers, leaves, flowers and leaves. They can store food in their cheek pouches to eat later.

They are arboreal, dwelling in the trees.

The De Brazza’s Monkey is territorial and lives in small groups.

Females are pregnant for 5 to 6 months before giving birth to a live baby. They can live for 20-25 years.

De Brazza's Monkey

De Brazza’s Monkey

De Brazza's Monkey

De Brazza’s Monkey

De Brazza's Monkey

De Brazza’s Monkey

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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