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Vervet Monkey

Chlorocebus pygerythrus

African Lion, Panthera leo, photo © by Michael Plagens

These monkeys have ventured into tall grassland away from trees. Notice that one is keeping eye as the others feed. Photographed at Nairobi National Park in Kenya. 3 October 2010.

Vervet monkeys are widely distributed in eastern and southern Africa. The scrotum of adult males is a surpising blue color.

Cercopithecidae -- Old World Monkey Family

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