Baby Vervet Monkey (rare video)


In front of our house, we have a mango tree.  It is not uncommon to see a group of Vervet monkeys crossing over the fence and going to the tree to forage for food.

A few weeks ago, I captured this rare footage of a baby Vervet monkey.  The baby tends to cling on to its mother.  To see one on its own is extremely rare.  The mother is very protective about her young and any signs of danger, she will run with the baby clinging tightly on her belly.

What I most fascinated about this video is that the monkeys that are looking after the baby is not his mother at all.  Clearly, the Vervet monkeys are highly social creatures.


By Cliff

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