Allen's Swamp Monkey

Zoo Location: Forest
Allen's Swamp Monkey

Swamp forest.

Wild Diet

Fruits, seeds, insects, fish, shrimps, snails and freshwater crabs.


Little is known about the swamp monkey's behaviour in the wild. Observation has shown that they live in small family groups, although larger bands have been seen. They eat at ground level sleeping at night in trees.


Little is known of breeding in the wild, but in captivity the gestation period is 200-220 days (6.5-7.5 months).


Hunting for food, habitat destruction.


Surveys on the status, distribution and habitat of the Allen's swamp monkey are urgently required. The monkey inhabits very few protected reserves. It is included in a European zoos' Endangered species Programme (EEP).

Allen's Swamp Monkey Allen's Swamp Monkey


  • Latin Name: Allenopithecus nigroviridis
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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