Coastal, swamp, mangrove and tropical forests.
Fruit, nuts, leaves, seeds and insects.
They live in large groups of up to 25 individuals made up of just one male with the females arranged in a heirarchy. The males are larger than the females and leave the group when they reach maturity.
The gestation period is 5 - 6 months after which a single baby is born.
Deforestation and bushmeat trade.
This species is present in a number of protected areas, including the Omo Forest Reserve in Nigeria, where Paignton Zoo supports a conservation project. Also, it is listed on Appendix II of CITES and on Class B of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
- Latin Name: Cercocebus torquatus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Primates
- Family: Cercopithecidae
- Conservation status: Vulnerable
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