18-25 inches body
30 inches tail
Name of Young
Did you know?
- Their name comes from the large crest of black fur on their heads.
- They are mostly herbivorous, but occasionally eat insects. Like all mangabeys, they have large incisors that they use to bite into fruit. They also have flat molars to crush seeds.
- Adult mangabey monkeys have a tail longer than their body. They use their tail for stability while they move through the trees.
- This primate relies mostly on vocalizations to communicate. Adult males have a particular call which is referred to as a whoop-gobble”. The whoop is to get attention, and the gobble is to tell other groups who he is and his location.
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