vervet monkey


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vervet monkey

a species of Old World monkeys found in Africa. One of a large group known as guenons and members of the genus Cercopithecus. Called also C. pygerythrus, C. lalandii.
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Despite this information, there is a still a need to compare the male reproductive aspects of the vervet monkey with those found in humans and other mammals, and critically evaluate this nonhuman primate for a possible future experimental model in biomedical research.
The fascinating enclosure of Vervet monkeys, terrapins (a turtle) and a Nile crocodile is undoubtedly a unique attraction for visitors, and in fact houses species which occur in the same habitat in the wild -- a tactic that Al Ain Zoo strives to implement as enrichment for their animals, said an official of the zoo.
Among the serum samples tested, 2 (4%) from 50 yellow baboons, 11 (22%) from 50 chacma baboons, and 6 (7%) from 89 vervet monkeys had HPIV3 antibodies (Table; Figure 2).
Michael Lewis visits Suzie, the rare Blue Vervet monkey he rescued from hunters in South Africa and in bringing home to Birmingham
SAdV-18 (catalog number VR-943) (4,11) and SAdV-20 (catalog number VR-541, originally deposited as simian adenovirus V340) had been isolated from vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) (12).
Vervet monkeys live around twenty years on average.
A vervet monkey who spots a leopard, for instance, warns his fellow monkeys, even though the call may attract the leopard's attention to the individual.
One woman bought a vervet monkey without being properly informed of the diseases it might carry, or the fact that upon maturing is in need of a mating partner or will become aggressive.
New Cyclospora species from Ethiopian monkeys Characteristics Cyclospora cercopitheci Host Cercopithecus aethiops Linnaeus, 1758, African green or vervet monkey Oocysts Spherical; 8 - 10 [micro]m (mean 9.
A male vervet monkey may use the shade of blue on another male's scrotum as a clue to status, according to new observations of monkey encounters.
A vervet monkey may not use megaphones in nature, but it can sound three types of alarm calls, each inspiring a different flight or hiding behavior in nearby monkeys.