Definition of blue monkey
- In my fieldwork on blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis), my colleagues and I have witnessed fierce encounters of that kind every month or so, while less dramatic confrontations, such as a couple of animals growling at their neighbors, occur every day or two.
- —Marina Cords, Natural History, September 2008
- The blue monkey can be distinguished from other South African monkeys by its more arboreal behaviour and retiring nature, and its cryptic but rather beautiful coat—dark grey-blue with flecks of orange-brown on the back, and a white belly.
- —DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: South Africa, 2011