White-naped mangabey facts
Mangabeys communicate by shrieks, whoops, chuckles and grunts as well as flashing their white eyelids with other facial gestures. White-naped mangabeys are have very fragmented populations because of habitat loss and are now rare in all the sites where they still survive. Our white-naped mangabeys can be found by Gorilla kingdom, and are a part of a very successful European mangabey breeding programme.
What do white-naped mangabey look like?
The white-naped mangabey has grey-brown fur with a white underside and long black stripe that runs down the back.
What do white-naped mangabeys eat?
Mangabey monkeys have large cheek pouches in which they store everything they eat, mainly fruit but also leaves, nuts, seeds, insects and spiders.
White-naped mangabey habitat
On the ground and in the trees of tropical forests.
White-naped mangabey threats
Deforestation and hunting have decimated the mangabey populations making each individual monkey incredibly precious. Many of their forests are being converted into rubber plantations, something we are fighting at ZSL through our SPOTT platform.