Vervet Monkey

Chlorocebus pygerythrus

Vervet Monkey, Chlorocebus pygerythrus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. 26 March 2011.

Vervet monkeys are widely distributed in eastern and southern Africa. The scrotum of adult males is a surprising blue color. They frequently enter human habitats and are keen to forage whatever food is left unguarded.

Cercopithecidae -- Old World Monkey Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 8 Dec. 2010,
updated 6 Sept. 2019.