Mangabey monkeys live in the forests of West Africa and Zaire.
They can be found in dense rainforests, mangroves, and swampy forests. They live a good part of their lives in the trees (arboreal), but do run along the ground at times to look for fruit.
They can measure more than 6 feet long, including their tails, which make up 1/2 their body length. Females are much smaller than the males, who can weigh up to 9 pounds.
Mangabeys live in troops of up to 20 females with one lead female and a couple of males.
They eat mostly fruit, with some plants and insects.
Because of their speed and high forest habitat they have few predators.
Females are pregnant for 51/2 - 6 months (gestation) and have 1 young.
They live for 30-40 years. They are listed as Lower Risk - near threatened.
Species: Cercocebus atys
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