The vervet is a small monkey, common in East Africa. There are several subspecies of vervet monkeys, but, generally, the body is greenish-olive or silvery-grey. The face, ears, hands, feet, and tip of the tail are black, but a conspicuous white band on the forehead blends in with the short whiskers. The males are slightly larger than the females. The vervet is classified as a medium- to large-sized monkey. The tail is usually held up, with the tip curving downward, and the arms and legs are approximately equal lengths.

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