Vervet monkeys are primates that are indigenous to southern Africa. There are actually five distinct subspecies of the Vervet, some have even been introduced to areas of the United States, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. These are versatile animals that can 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. Males can weigh up to 18 pounds with females weighing around 12. They eat mostly vegetation such as fruits, flowers, leaves and seeds. Vervets are vocal and can communicate with each other with a range of calls.