Patas Monkeys occur in sub-Saharan Africa. The species is still relatively abundant, although a marked decrease is noted in the southeastern parts of the range. Threats include hunting for food, prosecution as a crop pest, and habitat loss.
■ Within EAZA, Patas Monkey captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 2013. The studbook is kept by Colchester Zoo.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Primates – primates
■ Family Cercopithecidae – Old World monkeys
■ Species Erythrocebus patas – Patas Monkey