|HABITAT||Savanna woodland, mountains, forests and occasionally open grasslands.|
|HABITS||Vervet monkeys associate in troops of up to 30
individuals. Contrary to Baboons, who spend the greater part of the day on the ground,
Vervet monkeys are mainly arboreal, coming occasionally to the ground on their search for
food. Their predators include Leopard, large eagles and pythons. They are very good
swimmers and, if necessary they can even dive.
They attain a mass of about 7 Kg. and they can live for about 12 years.
|DIET||Vervet Monkeys feed on fruit, roots, leaves, grass, flowers, insects, lizards, birds and their eggs.|
Females give birth to a single young after a gestation period of about 7 months.
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