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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.
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BETA volunteers showed up en masse at the location on Tuesday in order to push for the release of the vervets, while simultaneously raising awareness on the fate of illegally trafficked wild animals and endangered species in the country.
Summary: BEIRUT: Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or BETA, has gained considerable experience in rescuing primates over the years, but when the organization received a worrying call about two captive Vervet monkeys on Tuesday, no one really knew what to expect.
A unique experiment by the University of Montreal has revealed that Vervet monkeys given unlimited amounts of swally behave in the exact same way as us humans.
But five per cent were out of their little Vervet skulls almost all the time.
Field researchers in Africa have observed male vervet monkeys attracting females by uttering the vervet word for ``food,'' Marler said.
Just as some human females discover that their blind date's BMW is a rusting Chevy and his ``high-powered job'' is the night shift at a fast-food restaurant, the female vervet rushes up to the male and discovers the ``food'' is a twig or leaf.
University of Pennsylvania professors Cheney and Seyfarth first introduce us to vervet monkeys (adults weigh seven to ten pounds) and their social behavior as witnessed in their natural habitat at the foot of Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya.
Cheeky Monkey, the title of Sunday's Natural World documentary on BBC2, looks at the fascinating lives of the urban vervets, capturing their faults and foibles in amusing detail.
A male vervet monkey may use the shade of blue on another male's scrotum as a clue to status, according to new observations of monkey encounters.
As Hauser sees it, if chickens also give different kinds of alarm calls, "then either the psychological mechanisms underlying this communicative skill are less sophisticated than originally claimed or chickens have the same sorts of cognitive abilities as do vervets.
Now, however, anthropologists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) report that wild vervet monkeys have "vocal repertoires [that] are far larger than originally believed.
Do my hair before you touch my baby" is the rule among mother vervet monkeys and sooty mangabeys when it comes to letting a neighbor snuggle their infants.