Mangabey (White-naped)

Mangabey

What they look like

The white-naped Mangabey has grey-brown fur with a white underside and long black stripe that runs down the back.

Animal facts

Mangabeys communicate by shrieks, whoops, chuckles and grunts as well as flashing their white eyelids with other facial gestures.

What they eat

Fruits, seeds, leaves, foliage, flowers and invertebrates

Habitat

On the ground and in the trees of tropical forests

Where they live

Sub- Saharan western Africa

Threats

Hunting by man and forest destruction, they are also a favourite prey of leopards.

Population
Rapidly declining – at least 50 % in the last 27 years
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae