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Synonyms for vervet

South African monkey with black face and hands

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Also, vervets are mentioned in appendix two of the CITES agreement as a species that can very soon become endangered if not properly monitored.
BETA's next step is to find the vervets, which were later named Mikki and Sissi, a safe haven of their own where they can roam free and be slowly reintroduced to their natural habitat.
Years of behavioral observation on vervet monkeys and baboons in the wild also find no evidence for the presence of a theory of mind.
a vervet monkey; Ottley's was a former plantation house; Pictures: ALAMY/NISBET PLANTATION BEACH CLUB/OTTLEY'S PLANTATION INN
The downside of the experiment - on the Caribbean island of St Kitts - was that some Vervets got a serious taste for the stuff.
That way, Marler explained, their fellow vervets will know where to hide: say, in a tree, far above the snake; or in a bush, where the eagle can't reach them.
More generally, are vervets merely following a few simple rules?
Yet these shameless burglars aren't humans, they're vervets, the most adaptable - and cheekiest - monkeys in Africa.
Scrotal color in vervets varies considerably, from cornflower blue to a chilly white.
Think of all the baboons and the geladas and the vervets and the patas monkeys and the Barbary apes and the Hanuman langurs.
The confusion displayed by young vervets might just be errors typical of growing up, but Hauser also raises the possibility that youngsters may be using the alarm calls as a way to question whether that crashing thing, or that flying thing, is worth worrying about.
Seyfarth and UCLA colleague Dorothy Cheney say that the "elements of language" they have discovered among vervets are much more subtle and sophisticated than the alarm calls given off by the monkeys when threatened by predators.
Her novel study of infant-touching etiquette in the vervets and mangabeys adds them to the short list of animals known to have "markets" for baby fondling: Moms must be groomed for a sufficient time before they let the groomer touch the baby.
He smiled at his new wife, a small woman with laugh lines and a vervet hanging from one hand.