Patas Monkey

Patas monkeys are attractive yellow-gold inhabitants of grassland and woodland savannahs, distributed across Africa between the Sahara and the tropical rainforests of Senegal and Ethiopia. The eastern subspecies, however, occurs only in Kenya, western Ethiopia and northern Tanzania, and is very uncommon. It feed on whistling thorn and faces habitat loss due to agricultural expansion and charcoal production.

Segera has initiated an exciting project to help save the vulnerable Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas pyrrhonotus), with monitoring patrols that identify and track Patas troops on Segera as well as in neighbouring communal areas that share their range.