Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) near Mkuze in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Photo by Hal Brindley

Daily Creature 64: Vervet Monkey

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Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) near Mkuze in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Photo by Hal Brindley

Vervet Monkey

(Chlorocebus pygerythrus)

Vervet Monkeys are fascinating for a lot of reasons (including complex communications skills and social structures) but to me the most interesting thing about them is that the male has bright blue testicles! (See photo below.)

Photographed near Mkuze in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Vervet Monkey with blue balls. (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) near Mkuze in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Photo by Hal Brindley
Vervet Monkey showing his bright blue testicles! KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Vervet Monkey portrait. (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Vervet Monkey portrait. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

 

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