De Brazza’s monkey
De Brazza’s monkey Cercopithecus neglectus (EEP)
Weightup to 5.5kg
omnivorous (mainly fruit, leaves, mushrooms, termites, worms)
swampy forests/forests close to rivers and waterways
Central Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya)
This is a mainly tree-dwelling species, but unlike other guenons, De Brazza’s monkeys often move about in low branches and even on the ground. They are also more discreet than most other members of the Cercopithecidae family, only rarely announcing their presence with powerful group cries.
The De Brazza’s monkey is named after the man who discovered it, Jacques Savorgnan de Brazza. This naturalist explored the Congo Basin at the request of his brother, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, commissioner general of the Congo from 1886 to 1897 and the founder of Brazzaville.
Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)
- Not evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW