Uganda mangabey

Thought to be a population of the Grey-cheeked mangabey until it upgraded to a new species in 2007

Duncan Wright

Uganda mangabey is notably smaller than the grey-cheeked mangabey, with a smaller face and skull. The population in the east of Uganda has yellowish-brown fur, while those from the west have slightly darker greyish-brown fur. Their breast and mane are pale chocolate-brown.

They are arboreal, spending most of their time in the forest’s upper canopy. Their diet consists of fruits and seeds, while their favorite food is false nutmeg fruit, breadfruit, date palm, and oil palm. Mabira Central Forest Reserve nurtures one of the largest populations of Uganda mangabey, but regrettably, the area has been illegally logged, and some parts have been converted to agricultural use.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Burundi
2017
Cameroon
2017
Central Af. Rep.
2017
Congo-Brazzaville
2017
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2017
Equatorial Guinea
2017
Gabon
2017
Nigeria
2017
Presence Uncertain
Rwanda
2017
Tanzania
2017
Uganda
2017

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troops

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No