The collared mangabey, also called red-capped mangabey and white-collared mangabey is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae of Old World monkeys. It formerly included the sooty mangabey as a subspecies. As presently defined, the collared mangabey is monotypic. The Collard mangabey is found in coastal, swamp, mangrove, and valley forests, from western Nigeria, east and south into Cameroon, and throughout Equatorial Guinea and Gabon as well as on the Congo-Gabon border on the Atlantic shore.
It lives in large groups of 10-35 individuals, which includes several males. The group communicates through cackles and barks when they are out of site of each other.
It has a diet of fruits and seeds, but also eats leaves, foliage, flowers, invertebrates, mushrooms, dung, and gum. The collared mangabey has no defined breeding season, it reaches sexual maturity at five to seven years, and has an average gestation period of 170 days.
Back in 2006, it was estimated that 3000 were being taken for the bushmeat trade, it is unclear how things have changed in the intervening 17 years.
The collared mangabey is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and hunting for bushmeat. It is also listed on Appendix II of CITES and on Class B of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
They are currently listed as vulnerable, they are widespread and there are areas where they are a lot in a region. If this species is mentioned anywhere on this site, it will appear below. We will add any links that might help you see this animals in the wild below