Vervet Monkey
February 16, 2016
Ribbon Caecilian
February 15, 2016
Scientific name:
Papio anubis
Overall olive - greenish. Males of olive race have a very well developed cape on shoulders.
Usually associated with wooded savanna but also found in mountainous and hilly country. Access to drinking water essential as well as to roosting cliffs or tall trees.
Highly social, living in troops of 15 - 100 individuals. Adults males dominant over females and there is a strict pecking order. Dominant male determines when troop will move or rest and usually has sole mating rights with receptive females.
True omnivores, feeding on a wide range of plants and animal food including young antelope, hares and mice. In agricultural areas can be a nuisance, raiding crops and killing livestock.
Single, pink - faced young born after about 180 days gestation. Born occur at any time of year.
Atleast 30 years in captivity.