Vervet Monkey – Babies

The Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), from Africa, lives in a hierarchical group. A hierarchy is a system of status or authority, from the leader or leaders to each member of the family order.

Baby Vervet Monkeys play and fight amongst each other. Babies younger than three years old fight for hierarchical positions. Young Vervet Monkeys older than three years old fight more aggressively and for conflict reasons.

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Long-Tailed Macaque

The Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is a monkey, a primate, and a mammal. It is also known as the Crab-Eating Macaque or the Cynomolgus Monkey.

The Long-Tailed Macaque is a monkey with short arms, short legs, and a very long tail. It has dark-grey fur with light golden-brown tips. Its underparts are light-grey, and its tail is dark-grey to brown. It has a crown with hairs pushed backwards. Its feet and ears are black. Its ears sometimes have white spots. The skin on its muzzle (nose) is light greyish-pink. Its eyelids have white markings. The male has a moustache and cheek whiskers, whereas the female does not have a moustache.

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Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin

The Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) is a small endangered primate. It is related to the Marmoset, Capuchin, and Titi Monkey.

The Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin has a lion-like mane of hair around its dark hairless face. It has black fur on most of its body, and golden fur on its head, mane, hands, feet, and tail. It has clawed nails, called tegulae, at the ends of its fingertips, instead of on top of its fingertips. It has small dark eyes.

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Diana Monkey

The Diana Monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) is a primate mammal from Africa.

The Diana Monkey is black or dark-grey with a white throat and a white crescent-shaped band across its eyebrow. It has a white ruff around its neck and a white beard. Its underarms are also white. There is a white stripe down its upper legs. The back of its upper legs and its lower back is chestnut-coloured.

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Common Marmoset 

The Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a small monkey from South America. It is a mammal.

The Common Marmoset is small with a long banded (striped) tail. It has brown, grey, and yellow fur. It has white ear tufts. It has black across its nose and a white patch on its forehead. On its fingers, it has claw-like nails, called tegulaes. On its feet, only its big toes have toenails.

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The Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is also known as the Barbary Ape. It is a mammal and a primate. It is not an ape (no tail) – it is a monkey (it has a tail). Macaque is pronounced makak.

The Barbary Macaque has yellow-brown to grey fur, with a lighter underbelly. It has an orange-brown cap. It has a dark-pink face with a prominent brow. Its tail is vestigial, meaning that it has become functionless – it is only about 2 centimetres (less than one inch) long.

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Hamadryas Baboon

The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a medium-sized primate (mammal) in the monkey family.

The Hamadryas Baboon male has silver-white fur and the female has brown fur. Its face can be red, light-brown or dark-brown. The male has a large mane and brow over its eyes, whereas the female does not have a mane, nor a brow. Its tail ends in a small tuft (clump of hair). It has sharp canine teeth.

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The Chimpanzee (Pan troglodyte) is a mammal and a primate. It is in the family called Pongidae, which means Great Ape.

The Chimpanzee had black fur and is medium-sized. All great apes have a thick brow ridge of hollow bone that lies above the eyes. This ridge provides protection to their eyes.

It has front facing dark eyes, a small pink nose, and rounded ears. It has no tail. It has five digits on each limb, with an extended big toe.

Great apes are not monkeys. Great apes (Hominids) include humans, chimpanzees (2 species), gorillas (2 species), and orangutans (2 species). Chimpanzees are not related to gibbons (16 species of lesser apes), baboons, or monkeys.

They are most closely related to humans, sharing 98.6% of human DNA.

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Black-Capped Capuchin

The Black-Capped Capuchin (Sapajus apella) is an arboreal (tree) primate, that is also called the Tufted Capuchin. It is from the rainforests of South America. It was previously classified as Cebus apella, but it was changed in 2011.

It has dark brown-grey, rough fur, and a long thick tail. It has black hands and feet.

The cap or tuft is a bunch of hair on its forehead that looks like a wig or a hat.

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Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

The Bolivian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) is a primate, and a mammal, from the rainforests of Central and South America.

The Bolivian Squirrel Monkey has short fur that looks yellowish, with a black head, white throat and ears, and black around their mouth. Sometimes they are called Death’s Head Monkey. It is also known as the Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey.

It can grow to 35 centimetres (13 inches) long, with a 42 centimetre (16 inch) tail.

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