BLACK CRESTED MANGABEYLophocebus aterrimus
Conservation Status: Lower risk - near threatened
The northern black mangabey is classified as Near Threatened and the southern black mangabey is classified as Data Deficient
1.5 – 2.5 feet
Up to 30 years
West Central Africa
Mainly fruits and nuts, shoots and roots when fruit is scarce.
This diurnal, arboreal primate. Lives in social groups of 14-20 individuals.
1. Wide variety of vocal sounds, suggest a complex web of social relations
2. Does not actively defend home territories.