Thursday, May 10, 2012


The Life of Animals | Talapoin | Talapoins are two types of Old World monkeys classified as genus Miopithecus.  With a typical length of 32-45 cm and a weight of 1.3 kg (males) and 0.8 kg (females), the smaller the Talapoins are Old World monkeys. Talapoins are diurnal and arboreal, prefers tropical mangrove forests and near water. As Allen swamp monkey, they are good swimmers in the water and look for food. These animals live in large groups of 60-100 animals. The groups are composed of several males, mature females and their numerous offspring.

The vocal repertoire is smaller, too. Talapoins are omnivorous, their diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds, aquatic plants, insects, crustaceans, birds' eggs and small vertebrates. Offspring are significantly large and well developed (infants weighing more than 200 grams and is approximately one-quarter the weight of the mother) and develop rapidly.

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