I LIVE IN AFRICA
De Brazza’s monkeys live in Central and Eastern Africa in various habitats including rain forests, swamp forests, bamboo forests and dry mountain forests.
I AM AN OMNIVORE
De Brazza’s monkeys will primarily consume fruits, seeds, and flowers. However, occasionally, when given the opportunity, they will also eat beetles, termites, and even small reptiles.
DE BRAZZA’S MONKEYS ARE SOCIAL
This species of monkey is somewhat social. They will forage and and live in smaller groups of about 4 to 10 individuals. They like to have their own space and do not spend much time associating with other monkey species.
De Brazza’s monkeys have small pouches in their cheeks where they will often store food while out foraging for their next meal.
HELPING THE DE BRAZZA’S MONKEY IN THE WILD
The Zoo supports Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, a coalition of sanctuaries across Africa that works to rescue and rehabilitees monkeys and apes, as well as conduct research on different species.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
Because of this species of monkey primarily eats fruits, seeds, and leaves, the De Brazza’s monkey plays a very important role in seed dispersal.