Vervet Monkey
Ntohe

© Nigel Dennis

Vito

Ntohe [Chlorocebus pygerythrus]

Xivumbeko

Leya xinuna yina ntiko wa 6kg kasi yipiwe 1.1 m hi kuleha, kuriku leya xisati yintsongo naswona yitika 4kg. Muxaka lowu wa ntohe wuna miri wa muhlovo wa mpun’wa na xikandza xa ntima.

Kasi laha ka tixiya, nomo na swikun’wani iko basa. Eka leya xinuna swirho swavununa swicinca cinca muhlovo laha xirho xaxona xivak xotshuka kasi xisakani xuva xa blue.

Swakudya

Switiveka swinene leswaku xihadyani lexi xidya mihandzu, mabilomu, matluka na switsotswani. Swihadyani leswi swioloveriwa ngopfu hiku vona no hambanyisa muhlovo kukota kuvona loko mihandzu yivupfile kumbe yinga vupfangi.

Kutswalana

Lexi xihadyani xitswala kuya hinguva naswona nwana un’we watswariwa exikarhi ka March na May endzhaku ko tika masiku ya 140. Nkarhi exikarhi kotswala wupfa wuleha kuhundza nguva kambe switala kulawuriwa hiku kumeka ka swakudya.

Mahanyelo

Muxaka lowu wuhanya kahle ngopfu na swin’wana swiharhi laha wukotaka no endla mintlhambi leyi nga taleriwa hita xinuna. Leta xisati ayiswikoti kusukela mintlhawa yayona kasi leta xinuna switi olovela ngopfu ku endla sweswo. Kukumeka ka swakudya swiya hivukulu bya tona naku tala ka tona.

Vutshamo

Ndzhawu leyinga tlhuma yiva na misinya yoleha nokumeka ka mati hilaha xihadyani lexi xikumekaka kona ngopfu. Swihadyani leswi switiveka tani hi vinyi vandzhawu yo tlhuma hikuva switlula tlula no chika himarhavi.

Laha Yikumekaka Kona

Swingafani nale matiko yanwana yalaha Afrika, Afrika Dzonga yina mixaka yimbirhi leyitivekaka tani hi Vervet na Samango. Hinkwayo yi rhandza kutshama eka misinya leyinga na mihandzu laha ti onhaka swinene laha kungana mihandzu.

Leyi ya muxaka wa vervet yitele ngopfu laha Afrika Dzonga hikuva leswi yiswitsakelaka switele ngopfu. Kasi kukumeka eka misinya yin’wani leyi tsakeriwaka hiti Tohe swiendla leswaku vutshamo bya yona byikula swinene.