Vervet Monkeys in GURPS

Chlorocebus sp.

Vervet monkeys live throughout sub-Saharan Africa. They have been introduced to the Caribbean islands of Barbados, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, and Saint Maarten, and in southern Florida. They have black skin on their hands, feet, and faces, blue skin on their abdomen, and males have a blue scrotum and red penis. Their hair is generally some shade of brown. Males have large, sharp canine teeth.

Vervets spend most of their day foraging on the ground, and spend the night in the trees. They must drink each day, so they live close to a water source. They live in groups of several tens of individuals, with complex social hierarchies and interactions. The groups are territorial, occupying an area of about a square kilometer. They have a large number of calls and vocalizations, even including different alarm calls for different predators.

Vervets are quite omnivorous, eating leaves, shoots, buds, flowers, seeds, uts, grass, mushrooms, fruit, insects, eggs, and small animals.

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