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Animal Corner – The Vervet Monkey

[caption id="attachment_2606" align="alignleft" width="191"] Adult Vervet in South Africa[/caption] 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…

Animal Corner – The Vervet Monkey

[caption id="attachment_2364" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Face of adult vervet" - Charles JS Sharp[/caption] The vervet monkey is an Old World monkey native to Africa. Recently, however, they have been introduced to places around the world, including parts of America. Vervets have black faces,a grey body and white underbellies. Males weigh an average of 12 pounds and can be up to 24 inches in length at the base of the tail. Females…