The Patas monkey has long limbs, a slim frame, and a deep chest, which gives this animal an exceptional capacity to sprint and allows it to attain a high speed of up to 55 km/h (34 mph). Because of these characteristics, the Patas monkey has earned the distinction of being the world’s fastest primate.
A variety of distinguishing traits set males of this species apart from females of the same species. As a result, males have manes and long, white mustaches, but females do not have these characteristics. In addition, male Patas monkeys have a more vibrant overall hue than females. Male Patas monkeys have a reddish-gray torso, a white rump, and white-colored backs of their rear limbs. On the other hand, females have a color that is notably duller than males.
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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