Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Mandrill


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Mandrillus sphinx
PROFILE:

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)
NATIVE TO:
central west Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, and equitorial Guinea
CONSERVATION STATUS:
At Serious Risk
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Wild - average 14-25 years; zoos - up to 40+
SOCIAL STATUS:
Large groups of up to 25 with one dominant male, a harem of females, and juveniles.
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