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This species is known to be the fastest of all primates, spending 60 percent of its lifetime on the ground. Trees are mainly used if danger arises. Patas monkeys can be found in groups of up to 50 individuals. Female juveniles usually remain in family groups, whereas male juveniles usually leave these groups at sexual maturity.

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Characteristics

ClassificationOrder: primates (Primates); family: Old World monkeys (Cercopithecidae)
DietOmnivore that feeds on birds eggs, insects and small reptiles in addition to various parts of plants.
HabitatDry tree savannahs and semi-deserts
ReproductionGestation period: 167 days; 1 offspring

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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