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Monkey (Diana)

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Cercopithecus diana
Monkey (Diana)


Diana monkeys live in Western Africa.


They can be found in the very tallest part of mature rainforest. They spend most of their lives up in the trees (arboreal).

Body Traits

Diana monkeys are grey, with a reddish-brown highlights on their back and bottom and a black tail. They have a white stripe over each thigh and across their forehead. They can weigh more than 10 pounds and measure 5-feet long including their tails, which make up 2/3 of their length.


They bare their teeth when they are excited. Diana monkeys live in groups of up to 50, mostly females with 1 male.


They eat leaves, fruit, flowers and seeds.


Predators are the crowned eagle and the leopard.

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Females are pregnant for 6 months (gestation) and have 1 young.

Lifespan and/or Conservation Status

They can live more than 30 years in the wild. They are considered endangered.

Monkey (Diana)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Cercopithecinae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: Cercopithecus diana

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