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Cherry-Crowned Mangabey Monkey

Zoo Location: Forest
Cherry-Crowned Mangabey Monkey
Habitat

Coastal, swamp, mangrove and tropical forests.

Wild Diet

Fruit, nuts, leaves, seeds and insects.

Behaviour

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.

Breeding

The gestation period is 5 - 6 months after which a single baby is born.

Threats

Deforestation and bushmeat trade.

Conservation

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.

Cherry-Crowned Mangabey Monkey Cherry-Crowned Mangabey Monkey

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Cercocebus torquatus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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