Mangabey (White-naped)

A mangabey at ZSL London Zoo

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

Mangabey monkeys have large cheek pouches in which they store everything they eat, mainly fruit but also leaves, nuts, seeds, insects and spiders.

Habitat

On the ground and in the trees of tropical forests

Where they live

Sub- Saharan western Africa

Threats

Deforestation and hunting have decimated the mangabey populations making each individual monkey incredibly precious. 

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Population
Rapidly declining
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae