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2014-02-13 23:02:15

National animal welfare and wildlife conservation group needs donations for monkeys' rehabilitation and forever care. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 After a Japanese macaque and a vervet monkey were rescued from deplorable conditions as someone's "pet" at a home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary welcomed the two female primates this week, providing them with a forever home at the 186 acre facility in Dilley, Texas. On January 31,...

Male Monkeys Conform Behavior To Local Customs
2013-04-26 11:42:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Human beings are sophisticated creatures equipped with opposable thumbs and higher brain functions than any of our fellow creatures. Yet as Mike Snow sings, “I´m still an animal,” and many human behaviors and tendencies have been observed in the animal kingdom as well. For instance, our herd-like mentality to follow the crowd and do what those around us are doing has been observed in wild vervet monkeys living in...

Vervet Monkeys Use A Little Patience When Solving Social Dilemmas
2013-03-28 16:21:47

Cell Press People could learn a lot from vervet monkeys. When vervets need to work together, they don't tell each other what to do or punish uncooperative behavior. But according to evidence reported on March 28 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, they do get by, with a little patience. "The vervets show us that tolerance towards group members and patience while others are learning how they can improve things individually can go a long way in solving coordination problems," said...

2012-04-26 09:33:24

Among vervet monkeys, social learning is strongly influenced by matrilineal family members, according to a study published Apr. 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The authors of the report, led by Erica van de Waal of University of St. Andrews, presented wild vervets with sand-covered grapes and monitored their grape-cleaning behavior to investigate different channels of social learning. Some monkeys cleaned the grapes by rubbing them between their hands or substrate, others peeled...


Latest Vervet Monkey Reference Libraries

Green Monkey, Chlorocebus sabaeus
2012-05-08 07:59:28

The green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), an Old World monkey, is also commonly known as the Callithrix monkey. It is thought by some that members of the genus Chlorocebus are actually one widespread species, known as Cercopithecus aethiops. This sole species has also been named the green monkey, creating confusion in distinguishing Chlorocebus sabaeus as the green monkey. The range of the green monkey extends from West Africa and Senegal to the Volta River, and these monkeys have also...

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2006-12-28 15:35:33

The Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or just simply Vervet, is an African Old World monkey. This species is classified into the family Cercopithecidae. The term can also refer to all of the members of their genus, Chlorocebus. Vervets are commonly found around South Africa, where they are classified as vermin. Sources indicate that these monkeys must go through life in constant danger of being killed by people. In South Africa, these creatures can be killed in any method without...

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