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African green monkey / The grivett Anton, Jessy, Judy, Anna


 Prying green monkey  Anton, Jessy, Judy, Anna

The female green monkey came to us from a private breeder.
Becouse primates cannot live alone, they also live in pairs or groups in the wild, we are glad that they live together in the enclosure with a male from a foreign ZOO.

The grivett is also called the green monkey for its golden-green coat and pale-colored paws.
Tufts of white fur on the sides of the face are also typical of them. A striking feature of the green monkey is a tail - it measures about 80 centimeters and is usually longer than the rest of the body. The adult green cat reaches (including the tail) a length of 130 cm.

The grivetts food is a mix of various fruits and seeds, insects, eggs (including birds).
In Malkia Park, their menu consists of fruits, vegetables - cooked and raw, insects, eggs, cooked meat, cooked rice - of course without spices and salt.

Green monkeys live in larger groups, which consist mostly of several females, their young and a small number of males.

Females help each other in caring for the young.
After birth, a young green monkey can be held by its mother not only with its hands and feet - it has a tail adapted for catching. Gradually, however, this ability is lost.

The grivetts are active in the morning and early evening.
During the day, they also descend to the ground in search of food. They sleep in the treetops.
Green monkeys are spent much of the day playing, grooming, climbing trees and pretending rivalry. Games and hairdressing serve to strengthen social ties.
A characteristic feature of this monkey are various warning cries that signal to members of the group that a particular enemy is approaching.

The number of the grivetts is declining in the wild by degrading the environment and illegally trapping monkeys for commercial purposes, and they are are also becoming the food of large snakes, leopards, indigenous peoples and baboons.

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