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A taxidermy Red Patas or Hussar Monkey (Erythrocebus patas)

20th century, including CITES

H. approx. 40 cm

Private collection, the Netherlands


The patas monkey lives in multi-female groups of up to 60 individuals. During the breeding season, there are multi-male influxes into the group. 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. The monkey feeds on insects, gum, seeds, and tubers, a diet more characteristic of much smaller primates.

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