Mandrills – Very Colorful Monkeys

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Mandrills are one of the most funniest animals in the world.

The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey (Cercopithecidae) family, that closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the drill. Mandrills are found in southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. A mandrill mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics. This kind of monkeys live in groups called hordes. Mandrills have an omnivorous diet consisting mostly of fruits and insects. Their mating season takes place from June to October.

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Both the mandrill and the drill were once classified as baboons in genus Papio, but recent research has determined they should be separated into their own genus, Mandrillus. The mandrill is the world’s largest species of monkey. Charles Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man that “no other member in the whole class of mammals is coloured in so extraordinary a manner as the adult male mandrills.” The mandrill is classified as vulnerable by IUCN.

Mandrills are the most colorful primate. The monkeys has an olive green or dark grey pelage with yellow and black bands and a white belly. Its hairless face has an elongated muzzle with distinctive characteristics such as a red stripe down the middle and protruding blue ridges on the sides. It also has red nostrils and lips, a yellow beard and white tuffs. The areas around the genitals and the anus are multi-colored, being colored red, pink, blue, scarlet, and purple. They also have pale pink ischial callosities. The coloration of the animal is more pronounced in dominant adult males. Both sexes have chest glands which are used in olfactory communication. These, too, are more prominent in dominant adult males. This monkeys males also have longer canines than females, with an average of 4.5 cm (1.8 in) and 1.0 cm, respectively.

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The video I filmed at Portland Oregon Zoo.

Music: Kuhlau Sonatina op. 55 no. 3.

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