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Vervet Monkey

Chlorocebus pygerythru

Description:

Brotherly Love!

Habitat:

Dense bush riverside!

Notes:

When males reach sexual maturity, they move to a neighboring group. Often, males will move with a brother or peer, presumably for protection against aggression by males and females of the resident group. Groups that had previously transferred males show significantly less aggression upon the arrival of another male. In almost every case, males migrate to adjacent groups. This obviously increases benefits in regard to distance traveled, but also reduces the amount of genetic variance, increasing the likelihood of inbreeding

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1 Comment

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

New pic uploaded to set!

Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Sep 28, 2013

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