Patas Monkey.
Patas Monkey.

Patas Monkey

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The patas moneky, also known as the hussar monkey because of its mustache, is an old world monkey from Africa.

Patas Monkey.

Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas), also known as hussar monkey, Veszprém Zoo.

Patas monkeys are mainly ground dwelling and only occasionally live in woodlands. Their main habitat is on steppes, even in deserts. As such patas monkeys cannot afford to be picky about what they eat and they are omnivorous eating small animals, fungi, various plant parts, basically anything that they can use for sustenance.

Patas monkeys live in large groups and they have a complicated social structure that changes between the times during and outside mating season.

Patas Monkey.

Further Readings:

Patas monkey on Wikipedia.
Primate Factsheets: Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) on Primate Info Net.
Last updated: November 18, 2015

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