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Twin vervet monkeys It is extremely rare for Vervet monkeys to have twins. The only officially recorded incident was in 1946 but both babies died. A total of three possible twin birth have occurred between 1975 and 1991.<br />
It is possible that as these Vervets live in a predator free forest, they had a greater chance of survival.<br />
Take at Monkeyland in South Africa. Chlorocebus pygerythrus,Geotagged,South Africa,Spring,Vervet monkey,monkeys,primates,rare,south africa,twins Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Twin vervet monkeys

It is extremely rare for Vervet monkeys to have twins. The only officially recorded incident was in 1946 but both babies died. A total of three possible twin birth have occurred between 1975 and 1991.
It is possible that as these Vervets live in a predator free forest, they had a greater chance of survival.
Take at Monkeyland in South Africa.

    comments (6)

  1. This photo has it, Claire! Exceptional light, a great softness, and of course a great topic. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy! Posted 4 years ago
  2. They're so adorable! Great capture, Claire! Glad you shared such a rare event with us. Posted 4 years ago
  3. AWWWWW they are just so adorable Posted 4 years ago
  4. Thank you all!!! :) Posted 4 years ago
  5. Wow cuteness overload. Fantastic shot. Posted 4 years ago

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The vervet monkey , or simply vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa. The term "vervet" is also used to refer to all the members of the genus ''Chlorocebus''. The five distinct subspecies can be found mostly throughout Southern Africa, as well as some of the eastern countries.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2015. Captured Dec 4, 2015 10:18 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/320s
  • ISO320
  • 200mm