Scientific Name: Cercopithecus aethiops
Common Name: Vervet Monkey
Description: Silver-gray to olive-,yellow-, or reddish
green; white/yellowish under parts; black face, ears, and extremities; pink
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 favours 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
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, and