Scientific Name: Cercopithecus aethiops
Common Name: Vervet Monkey
Description: Silver-gray to olive-,yellow-, or
reddish green; white/yellowish underparts; black face, ears, and extremities;
Difference in Sex: Males are larger than females
Average Weight of Adult male: 4 to 8Kg
Habitat: The ververt monkey prefers woodlands
of all kinds, but favors woodlands adjacent to grassland and rivers.
Main feeding time: The ververt monkey is
considered a diurnal mammal. Usually active in the early morning and late
afternoon, but activity peaks vary depending on factors such as: habitat,
predation, abundance of food and water.
Size: males: wt 5.5-9 kg, hbl 49 cm
wt 4.1 kg, hbl 45 cm
Gestation: There are generally mating peaks during
the dry season and birth peaks after the rainy season of October to December.
The gestation period is 165 days and most females begin breeding by the
age of 4.
Number of young at birth: 1 very seldom 2
Communication: Chattering and Stuttering sound,
in emercency, a high-pitched scream.
Age: About 12 years
Diet: Ververts feed on all kinds of fruits, seeds,
seedpods, leaves, buds, sap, flowers, herbs, and grasses. It will also
eat things like lizards, birds eggs, and insects.
Enemies: Eagles, leopard, serval, cheetah, lion,