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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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).
Blue Vervet monkeys grow to about three feet in height and feast on nuts, fruit, small birds, insects and lizards.
Isolation and characterization of simian adenoviruses isolated in association with an outbreak of pneumoenteritis in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops).
Vervet monkeys live around twenty years on average.
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.
Skull measurements indicate that Victoriapithecus was roughly the size of present-day vervet monkeys, Gonzales says.
But Steve, driven on by the cause to help vervet monkeys, ignored the temptation to stop and carried on, eventually crossing the finish line to great cheers and relief.
The vervet monkeys have also given birth to two babies recently.
This method is further developed and made complex by a family called the Vervet monkeys, who are native to Africa.