Vervet Monkeys - The Least Concern Primates


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Bale Mountains vervet

Vervet Monkeys

Chlorocebus djamdjamensis

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Scientific Name: Chlorocebus djamdjamensis

This species is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia. It is found east of the Rift Valley in the Bale Mountains. It is found at an elevation if between 2,400 and 3,000 meters above sea level. It has a relatively specialised diet, feeds on bamboo, and is found in a bamboo zone of the Bale Mountains (Butynski, in press).

This species was previously classified as Data Deficient but is now Vulnerable according to the IUCN (IUCN, 2008). These is no definitive information about population size but the trend is said to be decreasing.

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