Vervet monkeys are suckled for longer than 4 months and are usually weaned at about one year of age.
Infant vervet monkeys cling to their mother’s stomach for the first week after which they start venturing away from their mothers to play.
All the troops females are protective and care for the baby. The young females love to be allowed to groom and hold a newborn.
At times the mother may even leave the young baby with another female.
Baby monkeys are very playful and spend time with other young in games of rough and tumble. Amazingly they even play with other young animals.