Great info girls ...THANKS` :wink:
Nkorho Sightings Discussion - Friday 11 May 2007
Thanks, that's very interesting.
I am learning new stuff on Africam every day. :D
And I've been going through some of my books and found this :
unlike females, male vervets transfer to another troop as they mature, ending 2 to 3 years of harassment by dominant males beginning with development of colorful genitalia in adolescence.
Most transfers occur during the mating season. Changing troops is dangerous, for apart from predators possibly encountered en route, vervets of both sexes hate immigrants.
Females will gang up on male troublemakers, particularly newcomers suspected of infanticidel tendencies, sometimes with fatal consequences.
Males can reduce the risk of emigrating by transferring with brothers or by joining a troop containing an older brother.
He is what I found:
Since the breeding is monopolised by dominant males, they have the greatest stake in repelling invading males. Lower ranking males, however, often attempt to improve their lot by transferring to other troops. This has even been recorded during an inter-troop dispute. This may improve the whole population's genetic fitness.
It is usually the lower ranked males that transfer, otherwise they may never get the opportunity to mate.
I don't have all my books here.
I'll see if I find something on the WLC website.
Yes that was also one of my thoughts.
another thing I was thinking off is, He is a male, maybe he got into a fight with another dominant male and he got chased out of the troop ??
but I don't know if Vervets monkey do that sort of thing, chasing others out of the troop...
Thanks for the link, Gerda.
Yes, it's the same monkey, and it looks more like he is picking things up.
Do you think he doesn't stay with the troop because he is sick? And he stays near the waterhole for that reason?
Katja, Auntie lynn has a video of the vervet, it looked more like he was picking up things out of the water rather than drinking now that I looked at the video again. :?
but it is the same vervet monkey as the one we saw today.
It must have been him also that was there yesterday at the waterhole, an yesterday he was picking up the water with his hands and putting it in his mouth.
I didn't see that yesterday.
That's interesting, great that you mention it. While riding my bike to w*rk, I was wondering if a monkey would use his hands to put water in his month if he can't drink the normal way.
It's times like that I wish someone would step in and give the animals a medical check up to make sure they're ok. Sometimes nature can be so cruel.