Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Allen's Swamp Monkey


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Allenopithecus nigroviridis
PROFILE:

Swamp monkeys are foragers! Look for them on the ground as they search for food items that their zookeepers put out for them to eat. Very little is known about these animals in the wild, but their name comes from their habitat as they are found in swampy regions of their range.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Primate, Cercopthecidae (Old World monkeys with cheek pouches)
NATIVE TO:
central Africa; Congolian basin
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 23 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Groups of up to 40
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