Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Mona Monkey


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Cercopithecus mona
PROFILE:

Mona monkeys are a type of guenon, which is a group of Old World monkeys. Their characteristics include cheek pouches and colorful faces and fur. You might notice them picking up food and storing it in those pouches! Monas are great at adapting to changes in habitat, which also has helped them adapt as an introduced (non-native) species to the island of Grenada in the Caribbean, where they were brought in the 1700s.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Primate, Cercopthecidae (Old World monkeys)
NATIVE TO:
west Africa
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 20+ years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Social; live in large groups of up to 30 individuals, usually with one male and several females.
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