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up-close shot of patas monkey
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Patas Monkey

Patas monkeys are the fastest primate species in the world. They can sprint at speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Erythrocebus patas

Range

Semi-arid areas of West and East Africa

Location in the Zoo

Wortham World of Primates

Cool Animal Fact

Their extensile cheeks can hold the same amount of food as their stomachs.