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Monkey business
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (somjit) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 46] (295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, ISO 200, U V Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-21 11:45
Viewed: 3467
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Vervet monkey [ Cercopithecus Aethiops ]Different typtes of vervets vary in colour.Generally the body is a greenish olive or silvery grey.Face,feet,ears,hands and tip of the tail is black.The males are slightly larger than the females. It is a medium to large monkey.They have very complex but stable social groups also called troops of 10 to 50 consisting of males and females and their offspring.Males move freely in and out of the different troops
The females gestation period is 5 and a half months.
In captivity they have a lifespan of about 22 years. They are vulnerable to a variety of predators including leapord, caracal,servals,baboons, large eagles, crocodiles and pythons.


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