The Patas monkey

The Patas monkey- The cheetah monkey.

Fastest of all living primates, the Patas (a.k.a Hussar for it’s mustache) can reach a speed of 35 mph using it’s long and powerfully built back legs (and a 62-74 cm tail for balance)
Just like a cheetah, it prefers open spaces (usually the wide grasslands of Central Africa )with plentry of space to run. They also have the abbility to jump (and pounce at quite impressive heights , I may add from personal experience) .
Interesting fact: Patas walks on their fingers that sport long sharp claws attached.
Males can be distinguished from females by a slightly larger body size as well as a protruding bump on the top of their head.
Omnivores and well known raiders of plantations.


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