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Twycross Zoo: De Brazza Monkey | by --CWH--
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Twycross Zoo: De Brazza Monkey

Known as swamp monkeys, they primarily live in flooded forests and swamps but they have also been found in bamboo and dry mountain forests near rivers and streams. They are both arboreal (tree dwelling) and terrestrial (ground dwelling)

 

Conservation status: Least concern. The De Brazza's monkey is hunted by leopards, crested eagles and pythons and while not critically endangered, as with most other species, human intrusion into their natural habitats is proving detrimental as primary habitats are becoming fragmented. They have a low fertility rate and a high rate of infant mortality, which makes it difficult for them to respond to threats on the population.

 

Text from www.bristolzoo.org.uk/de-brazzas-monkey

 

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Taken on September 5, 2011