De Brazza's Monkey
De Brazza's monkeys live along rivers in forest habitats in Central Africa, from Cameroon to Ethiopia, and Kenya to Angola. They are primarily herbivores.
This monkey is named for Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, an Italian explorer originally named Pietro Savorgnan di Brazza. He lived from 1852 to 1905 and founded a city that is named for him: Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo.
De Brazza's monkey behavior and facts
De Brazza's monkeys forage in the early morning and evening; they hand-gather fruit, buds, young leaves, flowers and catch lizards.
They are arboreal, dwelling in the tree canopy, and prefer dense vegetation near rivers. They live in lowland and submontane tropical moist forest, swamp forest, semi-deciduous forest and Acacia forest.
Humans, other primates, African eagles and leopards are predators. De Brazza's monkeys freeze as a defense mechanism.
These monkeys are territorial and live in small groups. Daughters may stay with mothers their entire lives. Males leave when they are sexually mature.