Vervet monkeys are primates that come from southern Africa and some eastern countries. There are five subspecies of the Vervet, some of which have been introduced to areas of the United States, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They live in a wide range of environments, ranging from woodlands and coastal forests to mountainous areas.
Vervets are social animals that live in large, organized groups. The males can weigh up to 18 pounds with females weighing around 12. They eat mostly fruits, flowers, leaves and seeds. Vervets communicate with each other with a range of calls and sounds and vocalizations.