Vervet Monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus


Habitat: Woodland, and riparian zones

Weight: Male: 4-8 kilos | Female: 3.5-5 kilos

Diet: Omnivore — Mostly vegetation, some insects, bird eggs, and small vertebrates

Lifespan: 10-13 years

Gestation Period: 5.5 months

Threats: Conflict with humans • Bushmeat poaching

A vervet monkey climbs on top of some branches while looking for food.

A vervet monkey climbs on top of some branches while looking for food.