Sanje mangabey

They are also known as ‘white-eyelid’ mangabeys for their distinctive white eyelids, which they flash in threat displays

Marc Veraart

Sanje mangabey can be recognized with a grey snout and pinkish or grey skin on the rest of the face. Their fur color varies from a smoky brown or fawn to a silvery gray and pale orange on their abdomen. Fruit makes up about 70% of their diet, and seasonal availability determines which fruits they eat. They also consume fungi, flowers, leaves, insects, and occasionally snails or lizards.

They spend almost half of their time foraging on the forest floor for food, making them susceptible to hunting and poaching for bushmeat. Charcoal production and timber have destroyed their habitat and caused the population to drop significantly.


Population est.
1,300 – 3500

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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