Tana River mangabey

The  mangobey, also known as the crested or bearded mangobey, is a primate monkey, one of two species of the bearded mangobey genus.

Primates of medium size. The coat is yellow-brown, the top is black. Like other mangoes, these monkeys have white eyelids and black skin on their faces. Body length of males from 49 to 63 cm, females from 44 to 53 cm. Tail length from 40 to 76 cm. Weight of males from 9.6 to 10.2 kg, weight of females from 5.3 to 5.5 kg. The jaw apparatus is adapted for gnawing hard nuts, seeds and fruits. In the wild, mangobeys live in dry tropical and subtropical forests. They spend almost all their time in the trees. They go down to the ground only to pick up food. Furthermore, they feed on fruits, seeds and flower nectar. During a drought, up to 30% of the diet may consist of invertebrates and small vertebrates. Mangoes live in groups of up to 40 individuals. Communicate through facial expressions, body movements and tail. At a distance, keep in touch with shrill cries. In the morning, you can hear these primates calling.

Interesting Facts:

Mangoes are very easy to come into contact with, like to wear clothes and even diapers.

Rest and sleep sitting.

From the age of 2 weeks, some cubs begin to eat solid fruit.

There are dark gray sideburns on the mangobee's snout.

Mangobees usually get their food early in the morning.