Patas Monkey

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Patas Monkey

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Character Data
Also known as: wadi monkey, hussar monkey
Japanese Name: パタスザル
Romanised Name: Patasuzaru
First Featured in: Not Featured Yet
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Erythrocebus patas
Distribution: Africa
Diet: Omnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: about 20 years
Read More: Patas monkey
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Patas Monkey

Patas Monkey is a type of Friend.

In Real Life

The patas monkey, also known as the wadi monkey or hussar monkey grows to 60 cm to 87 cm in length, excluding the tail, which measures 75 cm. Adult males are considerably larger than adult females, which average 49 cm in length. Adult males average 12.4 kg and adult females 6.5 kg.

The Patas Monkey has a long and slimly built body covered in shaggy fur, which is white in colour on the underside and red on the back. Their long and powerful limbs are also white while their face is dark with a white moustache and beard, and a red cap with a heavy brow ridge that protects their eyes. They also have a distinctive black line that runs from the face up to the ear. Their lengthy limbs, hands and feet coupled with their short fingers and toes make them very adept at running at fast speeds across the open plains.

Patas monkey distributed over semi-arid areas of West Africa, and into East Africa. The species avoids dense woodlands and lives in more open tropical savanna.

The patas monkey feeds on insects, gum, seeds, and tubers, a diet more characteristic of much smaller primates.

The patas monkey lives in multi-female groups of up to 60 individuals. The group contains just one adult male for most of the year. Once juvenile males reach sexual maturity they leave the group, usually joining all-male groups. The adult females in the group initiate movement of the group with the male following their lead.

Patas monkeys have several distinct alarm calls that warn members in the group of predators. Different alarm calls are given by different group members and certain alarm calls are distinctive of different types of predators. Unlike other primates, patas monkeys rarely take refuge from predators in trees. This is most likely the due to the relatively sparse tree cover in patas monkey habitats. While patas monkeys usually run on the ground away from predators, individuals have been observed to attack predators such as jackals and wildcats. This behavior has been observed in both males and females.

The life span in the wild can be up to about 20 years.

Trivia

  • Reaching speeds of 55 km/h (34 mph), it is the fastest runner among the primates(sentence copied from wikipedia). This can explain why this friend is wearing clothing suited for jogging.
  • It was formerly considered the only member of the genus Erythrocebus, but the Blue Nile patas monkey, previously synonymized with this species, was resurrected in 2018.

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