The common patas monkey also can be called hussar monkey or wadi monkey. They are covered in shaggy fur that is white on the underside as well as limbs and red on their back. The face is black, with a white beard and mustache.
They have extremely powerful back legs, and the adaptation of long limbs and short digits enable them to run at great speed, reaching up to 56.3 km/h (35 mph). This makes them the fastest primates in the world! Due to their unique habitat in more open areas with relatively sparse tree cover, they rarely take refuge from predators in trees but run on the ground away from predators.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No