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The Red-capped Mangabey (Cercocebus Torquatus) is a medium size African monkey named after the port city of Mangabe in Madagascar from which they were first shipped to Europe. They do not originate from Mangabe, but rather from central West Africa: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. These primates are also known as the Cherry-capped, Sooty or White-collared Mangabey. Their bodies are slate gray with a white underside and they have a prominent chestnut-red cap on their head surrounded by a white collar from which large blackish ears protrude. With striking white eyelids against their black faces, some refer to this species as the 'four-eyed monkey'.

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