History of Agile Mangabey Research

With the exception of one study in Gabon in the 1970s, up until recently no long-term research had been conducted on the agile managabey. However, in the last decade, one particular study by Shah at Mondika, on the CAR/ Congo border (1997-1999) has greatly contributed to our current knowledge on this little-known species. Shah’s research revealed the behavioural and ecological flexibility of agile mangabeys and contested earlier research concerning their reliance on river/ swamp habitats. Following on from the success of Shah’s study, the Primate Habituation Programme began following a large group of agile mangabeys in 2004.