Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Where are Vervet Monkeys found?
Vervets are found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland.
Vervet monkeys are primarily found in close proximity to water, be it rivers, swamps or lakeshores. They are present in savannah, open woodland, forest-
Vervets 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 tends to occur 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, though twins have been observed. Weaning occurs between 270 and 540 days. Females reach sexual maturity at approximately three years, and males at approximately six years. Allomothering is practiced. Infanticide has been observed. Vervets can live for up to 33 years in captivity but normally some years younger in the wild.
Vervets are diurnal and semi-
Vervet eating mushrooms
Hilgert's vervet (Chlorocebus pygerythrus hilgerti) eating bark
Vervet eating fiddler crab in on the northern coast of Kenya