Animal Name: Grey-cheeked Mangabey

Scientific Names: Lophocebus albigena

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Grey-cheeked Mangabey Introduction

The grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena), also known as the white-cheeked mangabey, is an Old World monkey found in the Forest of Central Africa. It ranges from Cameroon down to Gabon. The grey-cheeked mangabey is a dark monkey, looking in shape overall like a small, hairy Baboon. Its thick brown fur is almost black in its forest home, with a slightly rufus/golden mane around the neck. The sexes are similar, with the males slightly larger than the females.

Description of Grey-cheeked Mangabey

The Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) is a fascinating primate species found in the dense forests of Central Africa. With a unique appearance, it possesses a medium-sized body covered in long, shaggy fur that ranges from gray to light brown. As its name suggests, the mangabey has distinct gray patches on its cheeks, which contrast with its dark, expressive eyes. It has a slender tail and elongated limbs, allowing it to move gracefully through the treetops. These arboreal creatures are highly social, living in large groups and communicating through various vocalizations. Although elusive, the Grey-cheeked Mangabey plays a vital ecological role in its habitat and is a captivating member of the primate family.
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