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Monkey

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 500 pounds.
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301) International Journal of Obesity showed that 16 percent of the vervets in the colony were overweight at any given time in the 15 years even though they are all fed the same diet.
Over the past three decades, the vervet monkey, Chlorocebus aethiops, has been constantly used in biomedical research as an animal model for human-related problems such as in virology and reproductive studies (Kushner et al.
Vicky Khalil, an employee at Animal House Hospital, a veterinary clinic in Zalka, says the hospital regularly receives young chimpanzees and vervet monkeys, but refuses to treat them.
Dr van de Wl conducted the field experiments at the Inkawu Vervet Project in the Mawana private game reserve in South Africa.
I arrived at Mvuu Lodge and decanted myself into a tent the size of a tennis court; I tiptoed gingerly over a warthog snoring beneath the walkway to my private shower; I locked the front door pointedly in the face of a vervet monkey hoping to acquaint himself with my luggage; and I ate cutlets above grazing kudu and waiting crocs in this crook of the Shire River.
Not a single civil servant was to be found in the fifteen gloomy offices of the compound, which was overrun with vervet monkeys.
It is believed he had been living with vervet monkeys for three years after his parents were killed in the civil war.
Los monos africanos vervet (Chlorocebus aethiops) se convirtieron en personajes famosos en las ciencias cognitivas tan pronto como se descubrio que esos animales emitian diferentes llamadas de alarma para los diferentes tipos de predadores (Seyfarth, Cheney y Maler, 1980).
Through innovative research begun in the 1960s by researcher and conservationist Tom Struhsaker, and through numerous subsequent studies by University of Pennsylvania primate biologist Dorothy Cheney and her Penn colleague and husband, psychologist Robert Seyfarth, our understanding about how vervet monkeys communicate information about predators has been revolutionized.
He smiled at his new wife, a small woman with laugh lines and a vervet hanging from one hand.
A host of flora and fauna can be found nearby - parrots and hornbills residing in the trees and vervet monkeys swinging from the canopy.
In vervet monkeys, subordinate females can acquire leadership simply by living long enough to have more offspring, not only because such females have a small army of defenders, but also because it seems to be understood among vervets that a mother who has a large number of surviving young must be doing something right.