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Talapoin Monkey
Talapoin Monkey
The Talapoin is the smallest monkey in Africa and is native to western Central Africa. Its head/body length is some 35-45cm with a tail of some 40-50cm.
Talapoin Monkey
Talapoin Monkey
Talapoin Monkey
There are two species, the Angola or Southern Talapoin, shown here, which has a greyer/blacker face and ears, and the similar Gabon or Northern Talapoin with a more pink face and ears.
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Talapoin Monkey
Talapoins live in large, mixed-gender groups. Although tree-dwelling, like Allen's Swamp Monkey, they like to live near water and can swim well to evade predators or seek food.