The Africa monkey of
the genus Chlorocebus can be found around the world not
least because many were taken by slave traders in earlier
centuries across the Atlantic from where they escaped and became
naturalised in many of the Caribbean Islands and elsewhere.
Normally they live in
troops of around seventy six and forage during the day on the
ground for food whilst sleeping at night in trees and can often be
found near rivers and lakes due to their dependency on water.
Today they are affected by the ongoing destruction of their
natural habitats and often are forced to live in close proximity
to humans with often bizarre results. For example, in Indiana in
the USA, one monkey was tried and convicted for smoking!