How many baby Sykes’ monkeys are in a litter?
A Sykes’ monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 527 grams (1.16 lbs) and measure 11.1 cm (0′ 5″). They are a member of the Cercopithecidae family (genus: Cercopithecus). An adult Sykes’ monkey grows up to a size of 21.1 cm (0′ 9″).
To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.
Sykes’ monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis), also known as the white-throated monkey or Samango monkey, is an Old World monkey found between Ethiopia and South Africa, including south and east Democratic Republic of Congo. It is named after English naturalist Colonel William Henry Sykes (1790-1872), and has been considered conspecific with the blue monkey (which in turn has included the golden and silver monkey), but has a large white patch on the throat and upper chest, and a grizzled (not blackish) cap.
Other animals of the family Cercopithecidae
Sykes’ monkey is a member of the Cercopithecidae, as are these animals:
- Blue monkey with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Pagai Island macaque with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Dryas monkey with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Delacour’s langur with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Raffles’ banded langur weighting around 7.02 kilograms (15.48 lbs)
- East Javan langur weighting around 9.72 kilograms (21.43 lbs)
- Formosan rock macaque with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Crab-eating macaque with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Ursine colobus with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Assam macaque weighting around 8.55 kilograms (18.85 lbs)
Animals that share a litter size with Sykes’ monkey
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once: