The Vervet or Vervet Monkey is native to eastern Africa from Sudan through to South Africa.
It has several subspecies and is closely related to the similar Malbrouck and Grivet monkeys.
Diet includes leaves, fruit, seeds, flowers, eggs, small rodents and, shown above, insects.
They live in large, hierarchical groups which include several adult males. They are social and communicative and
have different sounds for different meanings including alarm calls which identify the type of threat or predator.
Like several other monkeys (eg drill and mandrill) the private parts of the male are a colourful red and blue.