- Common Name: Golden-bellied Mangabey
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1900
- Monkey Size: 40 to 80 cm (15.75 to 31.50 in)
- Skin Color(s): Brown, black, white, or gray
- Habitat: Rainforest
- Diet: Omnivorous
- Native Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo
Golden-bellied Mangabey Distribution
Golden-Bellied Mangabey Characteristics
The golden-bellied mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) is a gregarious Old-World monkey found in humid, swampy forests south of the Congo River.
- These mangabeys are easily distinguished from related species by an orange coloration on the ventral side.
- Their dorsal side is usually gray, white, brown, black, or a combination of these fur colors.
- They have long tails ranging from 18 to 40 inches long, depending on their stage of maturity.
- Adult female species generally weigh between 4 and 8 kilograms, and males are larger, averaging 6 to 14 kilograms.
- As babies, Golden-bellied mangabeys look like their parents and are born surprisingly strong so they can cling to their mother’s back for safety.
Golden-Bellied Mangabey Facts
- Golden-bellied mangabeys are a migratory and social species, moving in groups of 8 to 30 members.
- They are crepuscular and tend to be most active before dawn when it is easier to find food without being disturbed by other species.
- Usually, there are one dominant male species per group, but the males are the protectors and primary gatherers.
- Golden-bellied mangabeys primarily communicate through sound. They have special throat pouches that allow them to hear their calls up to a mile away.
- They spend most of their time in trees and rarely interact with other species.
Suggested Reading: Kinds of Monkeys
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