Nonnatives - Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkey - Chlorocebus aethiops

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

Two troops of well over 120 animals live in Broward County near Dania. Founded in the 1950s and 1970s by releases from a tourist attraction. They are the most omnivorous of all primates. They can feed on the ground or in trees and are very opportunistic feeders.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
BROWARD 1950s   At least 10 years  

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