Name: Vervet Monkey
Scientific Name: Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Both have tail lengths that can vary from 50 to 115 cm. The pigmentation of the male Vervet Monkey’s scrotum is a vivid blue that pales when the animal falls in social rank. The hydration of the scrotal skin controls its color.
Vervets are habitat generalists, as is obvious from their widespread range in Africa and the success of introduced populations. They are tolerant of a wide variety of habitats and can live in humid rainforests, semi-desert environments, or swamps from sea level to elevations up to 4500 m (14,764 ft); their only limitation seems to be water availability and the presence of sleeping trees
The Vervet Monkey ranges throughout much of Southern and East Africa, being found from Ethiopia and Somalia south to South Africa.
Height: 490 mm (M), 426 mm (F).
Weight: 5.5 kg (M), 4.1 kg (F)
7-12 years.It commonly lives in groups or “troops” of 20 or more, however the size of the group is often smaller than 20. Its gestation period is 7 months with a single offspring produced and is known to have a life span of up to 20 years.