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Order Primates

Family Cercopithecidae

Genus Proteles

Scientific Name

Proteles cristata

Thumbnail Description

They can eat up to 250,000 termites in one night.

In summer they travel 8–12 kilometers each night.

Size & Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 55 to 80 centimeters (22 to 31 in)

WEIGHT: 7–10 kilograms (15–22 lb)

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 40 to 50 centimeters (16 to 20 in)

TAIL: 20–30 centimeters (7.9–11.8 in)

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 200–350 grams (7.1–12.3 oz)

Habitat

Open dry plains, bushland, grasslands, savannahs, farmlands

Distribution

East and Southern Africa

Diet

Trinervitermes bettonianus, Trinervitermes rhodesiensis, Trinervitermes trinervoides, insects, larvae, eggs

Reproduction

2 – 5 cubs

Mating Period

July

Gestation Period

89 and 92 days

Weaning Period

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

1.5 – 2.0 years

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

1–4 square kilometers (0.39–1.54 sq mi)

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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