Mangabeys are "Old World" monkeys and there are 6 species. Male golden-bellied mangabeys are larger than females.
Size: Head-body length 43 – 53cm
Weight: 2.6 – 3.7kg
The golden-bellied mangabey is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where it is found south of the Congo River.
Little is known about their wild diet but it is believed they feed on nuts, seeds and leaves. They possess strong incisor teeth to allow them to crack nuts that smaller monkeys cannot eat.
These monkeys are believed to live in groups of around 15. Females give birth to one young after around a 6 month pregnancy.
Although classed as ‘data deficient’ due to a lack of information, initial studies suggest that the golden-bellied mangabey is threatened by hunting for meat and the pet trade, as well as habitat loss.