oa African Zoology - Observations on the behaviour of vervet monkeys Cercopithecus aethiops

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The observations descriptionbed in this paper were made on a captive troop of vervet monkeys, the study being part of a wider one aimed at providing a direct comparison, in ethological andecological terms, between the two species of Cercopithecus monkey found in southern Africa. The species involved are the vervet C. aethiops and the samango or blue monkey C. mitis. The first part of the project is concerned with studies on captive troops of both species; the second, with field investigations, particularly in those areas where the two species are found together.

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