De Brazza’s Monkey

Cercopithecus neglectus


Class Mammalia   De Brazza's Monkey
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Order Primates
Distribution Central and East Africa
Habitat Rainforests and Swamp
Conservation Status Endangered species listed under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Behaviour De Brazza’s Monkeys’ distinctive characteristics include orange crowns with white edges on their foreheads, blue and white beards as well as white stripes running down their thighs and rumps. Males are bigger than females and have blue scrotums. De Brazza’s Monkeys are diurnal, terrestrial and arboreal. They practise monogamy and live in small groups consisting of a breeding pair and their offspring. They proclaim their territorial rights by leaving saliva and scent. They can make booming sounds and a variety of facial expressions and movements for the purposes of communication and warning. De Brazza’s Monkeys usually give birth to a single infant. Twins are rare.
Diet Being an omnivorous species, De Brazza’s Monkeys mainly feed on seeds, fruits, leaves, flowers, fungi, insects, spiders and small reptiles.