There are almost 300 different kinds of primates around the world, so you can see why its
not easy to pay attention to all the primates. I decided to put my focus on the Blue Monkey. The
Blue Monkey also known as Diademed Monkey is a part of the Cercopithecus Mitis species.
This primate has so many traits and features that I believe make it unique to all other primates.
The taxonomic class for this primate is the Mammalia class. This class usually consists of
animals that when they're young, must be nourished with milk from special mammary
glands that mothers carry.
The Blue Monkey has one of its physical features in its name. The monkey has very little
facial hair which accounts for the bluish that appears. The body itself is an olive color with bits of
black and white all over it. The same olive color can sometimes appear grayish at times. Most
monkeys typically weigh around 30-40 pounds but the blue monkey weighs about 11 pounds
which is quite small. Its height is about 1 foot and 7 inches, making it a tiny monkey.
A primate's diet is similar to a human's diet yet, it is more consistent than ours. The Blue
monkey is quite a frugivore. This means it eats mostly fruit, more than half of its diet to be
exact. Apart from fruits, they eat small insects, leaves, twigs, and flowers, and sometimes they will
even eat the bark off of tree trunks. The locomotor pattern for this primate is that it moves
quadrupedally, meaning it uses its four legs to move from place to place.
Speaking of place to place, the blue monkey is very active during the daytime. They are
arboreal animals, which means they choose to live in trees. Although, they don't move alone.
They move in grou...