CITES Classification of the Vervet Monkey:
Vervet Monkey Habitat:
Savanna, mountains up to 4000m, acacia woodlands with streams
and lakes. Commonly found in South Africa where they are
classified vermin and so can be killed by human without
Vervet Monkey Social Structure and Behaviour:
Vervets generally live in groups of 10-50 comprising mainly
of females and their offspring. There is a strict hierarchy.
Young spend the first week clinging to the mother's stomach
but after the third week the young begin to move by them
selves and interact with other young monkeys.
Vervet Monkey Communication:
Alarm calls, which vary depending on the type of threat
to the group.
Vervet Monkey Life Cycle:
Known to have a life span of up to 20 years. They have a
gestation period of 7 months, which produces a single offspring.
Vervet Monkey Diet:
Mainly frugvivourous but will supplement its diet with
leaves seeds, insects, birds eggs and small rodents.
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