Vervets


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Vervets are also known as the African green monkey. Their natural habitat is the African savanna, ranging from the southern Cape to Sudan and Senegal. Vervets prefer to live along wooded riverbanks, although the species is highly adaptable and can live in a variety of habitats. Their diet is varied, including everything from fruits, flowers, fresh shoots, and grasses to insects and other small animals.

In the wild, vervets move in groups, foraging over the wide African plains, primarily in the mornings and late afternoons. The average group size is 10-40 individuals and a vervet's lifespan can be up to 30 years.


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