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. Status according to red list: Least Concern
Order: primates (Primates); family: Old World monkeys (Cercopithecidae)
Omnivore that feeds on birds eggs, insects and small reptiles in addition to various parts of plants.
Dry tree savannahs and semi-deserts
Gestation period: 167 days; 1 offspring
Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)