GRIVETS, MALBROUCKS, TANTALUS MONKEYS, GREEN MONKEYS, and VERVETS

Until recently, all members of the Chlorocebus genus were classified together. However, 6 species and 7 subspecies are currently recognized with more expected as science further distinguishes the uniquenesses inherent in closely related species

Chlorocebus djamdjamensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The Bale monkey, also known as the Bale Mountains grivet, Bale Mountains vervet, and Djam-djam, is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia and found east of the Rift Valley in the Bale Mountains and Sidamo Highlands. It is one of six species in the genus Chlorocebus, but it is unique among them in having a very restricted distribution…

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Chlorocebus sabaeus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The green monkey, also known as the sabaeus monkey, is native to West Africa, ranging 386,102 square miles (over one million square kilometers) across 11 countries. Their ranges stretches from southern Mauritiana in the north, down the coast to Sierra Leon, and as far west as Ghana and Burkina-Faso. These monkeys inhabit a…

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Chlorocebus aethiops

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The grivet is found in the savannas of eastern Africa in the countries of Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti. They have adapted to thrive in both urban and natural environments. Their territories are usually based around rivers, as they need a dependable water supply during the dry season…

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Chlorocebus cynosuros

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Malbrouck monkeys are native to central and south-central Africa and inhabit the swampy, savanna, and montane forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, and Zambia’s Kafue National Park.​ Closely related and similar in appearance, they are sometimes classified as a subspecies of the vervet…

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Chlorocebus tantalus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The tantalus monkey inhabits various geographical regions of sub-Saharan Africa between Ghana and Sudan and as far south as Uganda. The tantalus monkey is one of six similar—but ultimately distinct—monkey species in the genus Chlorocebus. Not too long ago, all six species were commonly grouped together as “vervets.” Until quite…

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Chlorocebus pygerythrus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Vervets are native to eastern and southern Africa. They make their homes in the forests, savannas, and shrublands of Botswana, Burundi, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. They like to live near rivers, lakes, or

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