Blue Monkey

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Blue Monkey

The Blue Monkey is located in East and Central Africa. It's habitat ranges from the northern part of the Congo River Basin to the east of the Great Rift Valley and to the south of northern Zambia and Angola. Above is a picture of the Pod tree's they live in.

By:Corinne Miller

Common Name: Blue MonkeyScientific Name: Cercopithecus Mitis

Above in the top left, is a picture of a family in their pod tree. There is two adults, a mom and dad, and two baby monkeys. In the bottom left is mother and a baby out hunting for food. They are most likely looking for fruit. In the top right, a mother is getting ready to eat with her baby. In the bottom right, an adult male is eating fruit while sitting in the pod tree.

Blue Monkeys, suprisingly, aren't actually blue. They are more of an olive color. The females, males and babies are all the same color. However, they are not the same size. The female can weigh up to 9 pounds and the male can weigh up to 22. Full grown Blue Monkeys can be as long as 22.6 inches, and one and a half to two feet tall. The height of the Blue Monkeys, doesn't factor in their tails. Their tails can be as longs as 2 feet! Another characteristic is their short, brown, olive colored fur. They are very dark which helps them distinguish each other from other monkeys. They all eat the same things, fruit and leaves. If food is scarce Blue Monkeys will eat slow moving in invertebrates. That doesn't happen too often because the trees reproduce their food quickly. This keeps the monkeys healthy. The monkeys gestation period is five months, and they give birth to one offspring. Blue monkey's aren't endangered, but are hunted for bush meat, so they may become endagered if we don't do something about it.

Above is a video of bue monkeys playing in the wild. They are jumping back and forth. If you listen closely you can hear their squeaks and other noises of the wild.


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