This slender but powerful primate is characterised
its large cheeks and short tail that is stiff and
held at an acute angle.
Weighing up to 12 kgs, the length of body is approximately
65cm, with the tail adding another 70cm to overall
CITES Classification of the Mangabey:
Mangabey Social Structure:
Depends on the species but a significant amount
is unknown about some species. Some reside in groups
of 15-40 animals.
Mangabeys have a throat sac, which is well developed
in males and smaller in females, this gives them ability
to communicate through loud whoops and cackles.
Mangabey Life Cycle:
Males reach sexual maturity at 5-7 years. The gestation
period for C.torquatus is known to be between 164-175
days when a single young born. Lifespan in captivity
can be up to 32 years. Mangabey give birth to a single
Fruit, leaves, flowers, buds, nuts, seeds and insects.
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