Grivet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops)

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IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Subspecies of the grivet monkey have recently been split into distinct species.
  • The grivet monkey can be found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.
  • Grivet monkeys predominantly feed on acacia seeds, flowers, foliage and gum. They will also feed on figs and other fruiting trees.
  • Grivet monkeys are extremely adaptable and can live in both rural and urban environments.
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Grivet monkey description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
GenusChlorocebus (1)

Information on the grivet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Green monkey, Malbrouk monkey, Tantalus, Vervet monkey.
French
Grivet D'Ethiopie.
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Grivet monkey status

The grivet monkey is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (July, 2010)
    http://www.cites.org
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Grivet monkey portrait

© Sylvain Cordier / Biosphoto

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