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Image Gallery: Adorable Vervet Monkeys Conform to Peers

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) are Old World Monkeys native to Africa. A recent study showed that vervets conform to the eating preferences of their peers. Above: Adult male, Dublin, feeding on pink-dyed corn with juveniles from his group.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Adult male, Dublin, feeding on pink-dyed corn with juveniles from his group.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Mother, Jakarta, and a juvenile female, Lhassa, feeding on pink-dyed corn.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Adult male, Milano, feeding on blue-dyed corn.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Monkeys from Noha group feeding on pink-dyed corn.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Monkeys from Noha group feeding on pink-dyed corn.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Infant, Porto, discovers pink-dyed corn sitting next to his mother, Paris, and other relatives.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Jumping juvenile.

Vervet Monkeys

vervet monkeys

(Image credit: Image © Erica van de Waal)

Juveniles of Noha group sitting in tree during a food coloring experiment.