Grivet Monkey Chlorocebus aethiops
Where are Grivet Monkeys found?
Grivets are present in Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Grivet monkeys are normally found close to rivers. They exploit the majority of forest, savannah and mosaic habitats. They seem only to be restricted by the availability of water and sleeping trees, utilizing acacia-
Groups of grivets range from three to 22 individuals, averaging at about a dozen. Groups are made up of males and females, with males usually outnumbered by females. Social groups work within a social hierarchy. Males migrate to neighbouring groups when sexual maturity is reached while females stay in the groups in whoch they were born (natal group) groups.
Female grivets reach sexual maturity at three years, while males reach sexual maturity later, at five to six years. Gestation is approximately six months, after which a single infant is usually born. Grivets can live for over 30 years.
Studies of this species are not abundant and home range and day range for the species are not reported.
Grivet monkeys are mainkly terrrestrial, moving on four limbs both on the gound and through the trees. They are opportunustic omnivores, eating fruit, seeds, leaves, flowers, gum, bark, grass and insects. Though the consumptoin of animal prey is not recorded, the diet of the grivet is presumed to be similar to the much-
Grivet Monkey feeding on tree buds