Blue Monkey – Карельский зоопарк

Blue Monkey

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Cercopithecidae

Weight: 4.5 kg

Height: up to 70 cm

Body length: 50-65 cm

Color: General fur tone is bluish-gray with a black “cap” on the top of the head.

Age of sexual maturity: 3 years

Gestation period: 140 days

Lifespan: 20 to 30 years

Habitat: They inhabit Africa, specifically in Ethiopia, Zaire, Angola, and further south.

Diet: Fruits, seeds, buds, foliage, tree bark, insects, small mammals

Did you know?

  • A newborn blue monkey mainly sleeps but begins actively exploring life as it grows. The females hold them by the tail to prevent them from wandering too far.
  • Blue monkeys can move much faster through dense forests by jumping from branch to branch than a human running at full speed on the ground below.
  • Blue monkeys are not only very intelligent but also friendly animals. This makes them popular not only in zoos but also as pets.