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De Brazzas Monkey

De Brazza's Monkey

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Scientific Name:

Cercopithecus neglectus


Cameroon to Ethiopia, Kenya to Angola


Mainly frugivore-granivore. Fruits, seeds, leaves, insects, reptiles.


Habitat: Tropical forest, mountain forest.

Weight:  male: 5.5kg , female: 3.6 kg

Dimensions: head to torso male 54cm, female 44cm

Gestation: 5-6 months, 1-2 young at each birth, usually 1.

Lifespan: 22 years

Social structure: Groups of 4-10 or up to 35 individuals

Estimated population in the wild: Unknown, widespread.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Threats: Deforestation of habitat for agricultural land and timber, hunting for food or killing as an agricultural pest.

Did you know that:

  1. While foraging in exposed areas, they store food in their cheek pouches, and eat it only when they return to a safe location.
  2. Shy and actively avoid any contact with other animals! Use silence and concealment in encounters.
  3. Named after French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.

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