De Brazza’s Monkey

De Brazza’s monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) is an Old World monkey. It gets its name from French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Locally known as swamp monkeys, they are often found in wetlands in central Africa. It is very hard to find due to its good hiding abilities, and so there is not an accurate species count.

This guenon has grey agouti fur. It has a reddish brown back. It also has black limbs and tail, with a white rump. A white stripe runs down its thigh, and an orange crescent-shaped marking appears on its forehead. Its white eyelids match its muzzle and beard. Both sexes have cheek pouches that carry food while they forage. The males have a blue scrotum.

De Brazza’s monkey ranges across the swamps, bamboo and dry mountain forests. It ranges from Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.