The vervet is a small, black-faced monkey, common to East Africa.There are several subspecies of vervet monkeys, but, generally, the body is a greenish-olive or silvery-gray. The face, ears, hands, feet, and tip of the tail are black, but a conspicuous white band on the forehead blends in with the short whiskers.
Scientific name: Cercopithecus aethiops
The Vervet Monkey is an Old World classification. There are 5 known subspecies that have been identified. They have a very unique appearance to them which helps them to be separated from other types of Monkeys found in the world.
The Vervet Monkey is an arboreal monkey which means that it spends most of its time in the safety of the trees. Although they do venture down to the ground in search of both food and water, Vervet Monkeys rarely go further than 450 meters from the trees, which helps to protect them from predators .
Scientific name: Chlorocebus pygerythrus
What do vervet monkeys look like, where do they live, what do they eat, how long do they live, adaptations, IUCN conservation status
A lot of you asked a ton of amazing questions! Here are my answers to those questions about the Vervet Monkey Foundation, The Vervet Forest, myself, the adult Vervet monkeys and the orphan baby Vervets.
Confusingly, the terms “vervet monkey” and “green monkey” are sometimes used to refer to the whole genus Chlorocebus, though they also refer more precisely to species Chlorocebus pygerythrus and Chlorocebus sabaeus, respectively, neither of which is the type species for Chlorocebus.
Like changes in their diet and activity pattern, the day range length and home range size of vervet groups changes seasonally as well. In Senegal, vervets travel between 665 and 2670 m (.413 and 1.66 mi) during a single day (Harrison 1983).