Green Monkey Chlorocebus sabaeus
Where are Green Monkeys found?
They are found in West Africa in Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-
Introduced populations live on Cape Verde and on the Caribbean Islands of Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Green monkeys can inhabit both moist and dry forests alike and, like the rest of the genus, are restricted only by the availability of water and sleeping trees. They are recorded in a range of habitats from riverine gallery forest to acacia savannah. Moist habitats include the edge of lowland tropical forest, riverine, gallery, rainforest, flooded forests, mangrove, swamp forest and back water forest. Drier habitats include acacia dominated forest mosaics, coastal forest, dry forest, savannah and scrubland.
Green monkeys live in male-
In regions of their range where there are clear wet and dry seasons, mating generally occurs during the dry season and birthing at the beginning of the wet season when resources once again become plentiful. Otherwise, mating and birthing are year round. Gestation is approximately five to six months after which a single infant is usually born. Females reach sexual maturity at approximately three years, and males at approximately six years. The estimated life span in the wild is 27 years. In captivity they can live up to 30.
Home range size fluctuates greatly depending on habitat, with the home ranges of some groups varying between 15 and 30 hectares and others reaching as large as 164 hectares.
Green monkeys are semi-
Predators include raptors, snakes and humans.
Green Monkey eating pollen