Vervet Monkey - Five Sisters Zoo

Individuals have a  yellow to greenish coat with brown tones and white fur on their cheeks, eyebrows and chest. Their dark skin can be seen on their faces, hands and feet.


  • Diet: Omnivores
  • Weight: 4.1 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Body length: 42 to 49 centimetres
  • Habitat: Forest, savanna and shrub-lands of Southeast Africa.
  • Life span: 13 years in the wild, under human care up to the mid to late twenties.

Adapted to Survive

  • This species is very adaptable! Individuals are found in habitats from rainforests to swamps and urban areas.
  • Individuals are opportunistic omnivores! They will eat anything available and change their diet according to what is available during the season.
  • Poaching
  • Human-animal conflict
  • Habitat Loss by deforestation, degradation and fragmentation.
  • Populations are isolated, making them more vulnerable.

IUCN Conservation Status

Least Concern