The mandrill is the largest monkey in the world. While they can be found on the edges of the savanna, they mostly live deep in the rain forest regions of their range. Males are known for having colorful faces; the more dominant the male, the brighter his colors. The lookout windows are a great place to spot our mandrills in their Zoo habitat!
TYPE OF ANIMAL:
mammal, primate, cercopthecidae (Old World monkeys)
central west Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equitorial Guinea
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
wild - average 14-25 years; zoos - up to 40+
large groups of up to 25 with one dominant male, a harem of females, and juveniles