These Vervet Monkeys are just doing a little weekend cleaning. You vacuum and grocery shop, they nit-pick… literally!
Grooming is an important part of hygiene and hierarchy for Vervet Monkeys. It helps remove unwanted bugs and dirt, and the most dominant will receive the most grooming.
Amazing Fact: Vervet monkeys have a sophisticated and diverse communication system, making at least 33 different vocalizations. Their warning calls are coded to identify specific predators, including leopards, pythons, and eagles. (Mpala Field Guide)
Catch some nits and monkeys on the African Wildlife Live Cams. If you’re watching from the U.S., night owls can catch this camera live throughout the night or in the morning: 8:30 PM-9:30 AM PST/ 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM EST viewing times.