Patas Monkey

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Scientific Name
Erythrocebus patas


Wild: 15-20 years
Captivity:20+ years

20-34 inches

Average Weight
22-29 lbs

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We Are:Common

Did you know?

  • Patas monkeys are the fastest primates on Earth. They can move at speeds up to 34 mph. The average top running speed for a human is between 13 and 20 miles per hour.
  • Patas monkeys are terrestrial meaning they are suited for movement on the ground rather than in trees. They live in grasslands and dry woodlands. Their slender bodies and long forearms help them move quickly.
  • Patas monkeys often live in groups entirely composed of females with a single male. The male patas monkey spends much of his time keeping watch for danger.

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