vervet


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to vervet: Chlorocebus pygerythrus

vervet:

see monkeymonkey,
any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ape, or prosimian; however, monkeys do have certain common features.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The extensive study collected data from 906 vervets that lived in the colony between 2000 and 2015.
According to the Oxford Journal article titled Systems Biology of Vervet Monkey, the primates have been found to have human-like characteristics such as anxiety, hypertension and alcoholism.
There was nothing to do except adopt the little vervet and take it to a sanctuary.
A white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar) and a pair of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) will soon add to the attractions at the city-run zoo.
Reported to be living deep in heart of these East African forests, it has been described that he not only moves and sounds like our cousins of the animal kingdom, but also displays numerous monkey-like characteristics such as his nocturnal behaviour, his fur-like, hairy body, and his ability to survive solely on fruits and plants, a diet that is highly identical to that of Africa's native vervet monkeys.
More than once, wild Capuchin and Vervet monkeys have been confiscated by animal lovers after fights that have at times turned violent.
He spent seventeen years studying vervet monkeys on St.
Other animals include chimpanzees, baby crocodiles, African gray parrots and vervet monkeys that come in by airplane from countries like South Africa and Ukraine.
The research was carried out by observing wild vervet monkeys in South Africa.
Sitting quietly and listening intently, we are startled by a troop of vervet monkeys moving through our clearing.
Experts say monkeys have been known to accept young humans into their fold and there has been a previous case in which a four-year-old Ugandan boy was left in the jungle for more than a year to live with vervet monkeys before being rescued and adapting well to life with people.