Bale Mountains Vervet Monkey


The Bale Mountains Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) is endemic to Ethiopia, found in the bamboo forests of the Bale Mountains. The Bale Mountains Vervet is one of the least known primates in Africa. The Bale Mountains Vervet avoid tree-dominated and bushland areas as their habitat. These monkeys mainly reside in the bamboo forest (Odubullu Forest) of the Bale mountain due their dietary specialization on bamboo, however, other factors such as climate, forest history, soil quality, and disease could are likely to play a role in their choice to inhabit this area. The Bale Mountains Vervet have very quiet behavior and tend to flee when coming across a human being.



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