De Brazza’s Monkey
16-25 inches long
Females: 9 lbs
Males: 17 lbs
Name of Young
- De Brazza’s monkeys, also called swamp monkeys, live in social groups of up to 10 members. Each group has a dominant male leader. They are known for freezing in place when they are startled or danger is near.
- De Brazza’s monkeys usually live in close proximity to water. Though they are primarily arboreal and spend the majority of their time in the trees, they are capable of swimming
- Males and females have pouches in their cheeks to help them store food while foraging. They eat leaves, fruit, nuts, insects, and occasionally small animals such as lizards.
- De Brazza’s communicate through vocalizations, physical actions, and touch. They may bark or shake branches to ward off predators. They have a vocal sac that helps them make booming noises, but they are also capable of hiding very quietly when needed and tend to be shy.
Did You Know?
Females usually have one baby at a time. The female offspring usually remain in their mother’s group, while males leave after reaching sexual maturity at the age of 5 or 6 years.