Agile Mangabey Biology

Agile mangabeys live in polygynous groups which can be most easily located by the loud 'whoop-rumble' call made by adult males, in particular at sun-rise. This call is distinct from, but similar to, the 'whoop-gobble' made by the grey-cheeked mangabey. In contrast to earlier accounts of their shy, retiring nature, agile mangabeys have been found to be exceptionally vocal, constantly chattering, screaming, alarming and 'gobbling' as they compete for access to food and mates.