The Collared Mangabey also known as the Red-capped Mangabey, White-collared Mangabey or Cherry-crowned mangabey is a species of primate in the Cercopithecidae family. It is found in forests, especially near water, from western Nigeria, east and south through Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, to Gabon.
It is threatened by habitat loss.
It formerly included the Sooty Mangabey as a subspecies. As presently defined, the Collared Mangabey is monotypic.
Mangabey Social Structure:
Depends on the species but a significant amount is unknown about some species. Some reside in groups of 15-40 animals.
Mangabeys have a throat sac, which is well developed in males and smaller in females, this gives them ability to communicate through loud whoops and cackles.
Mangabey Life Cycle:
Males reach sexual maturity at 5-7 years. The gestation period for C.torquatus is known to be between 164-175 days when a single young born. Lifespan in captivity can be up to 32 years. Mangabey give birth to a single young.
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