Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)

VervetHow long does it live? 35 years
What does it eat? Fruit, leaves, flowers, seeds, insects, small animals, shoots, gum, eggs

How big is it? As big as a large house cat. The females are normally smaller.
How does it talk? Varied calls, the warning calls are different depending on which predator there isVervet

Who does it live with? Many males and females
What does it do? Different alarm calls for different predators

How does it walk? On four feet
Where could you find it? In the day in trees or on the ground

Status: Least Concern
Threats: Loss of habitat, coming into conflict with humans and human environments

What countries does it live in? South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Africa
Where does it live? In many different types of land, including in towns and on farms.


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