Erythrocebus patas: Patas monkey

The patas monkey [Erythrocebus patas], also known as the Wadi monkey or Hussar monkey, is a ground-dwelling monkey distributed over semi-arid areas of West Africa, and into East Africa.

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The patas monkey grows to 85 cm [33 in] in length, excluding the tail, which measures 75 cm [30 in]. Adult males are considerably larger than adult females. Reaching speeds of 55 km/h [34 mph], it is the fastest runner among the primates.

Photo: Singapore ZooSingapore, 20120716

More photos @ PhotoPlus – Animal – Primate

Source: Wikipedia

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