Green vervet monkeys live together in large groups of up to 80 animals consisting of a few males and many females with offspring. High ranking individuals receive privileges while foraging, they are often groomed by low ranking group members. Especially eye-catching is the carmine coloured penis and the azure scrotum of the males. These sexual organs are displayed in order to impress other males.
Size: Head-torso 35-66 cm; Tail 50-72 cm
Age: 30 years
Sexually mature: with 2-2,5 years
gestation period: approx. 165 days
food: Grass, fruits, berries, leaves, flowers, buds, invertebrates
habitat: open terrain, soil and tree dwellers, on the border between forest and savannah
Danger: not threatened