Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Omnivore. Grasses, fruits, flowers, bulbs, roots, leaves, eggs, small animals such as chameleons, fledgling birds and rodents.
Habitat: Savannah and open woodland close to rivers.
Dimensions: males 60cm max, females 50cm max
Weight: males 6,4kg max, females 5kg max
Gestation: 6 months, 1 young
Social structure: Multi-sex groups of 6-20 individuals. All members (excluding infants) may defend the territory. Adult males form a dominance hierarchy.
Estimated population in the wild: Common
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
Did you know that:
- These are highly social animals. They travel in small groups and are one of the few species to have multi-male groups. High ranking males demonstrate their place in the hierarchy by placing their tail in a stiffly upright position and strolling past lower ranking males.
- The males reproductive organs are light blue in colour.