Mandrills

INTRODUCTION

Mandrills are the world’s largest monkey. They are mainly terrestrial but will climb trees to forage.

Mandrills have brightly coloured markings that help identify individuals. There is a dominant male within a group of several females and youngsters. This dominant male is the largest and most vividly coloured. Harley is our dominant male within the group.

When Southport zoo closed we were asked by the owners to take on many species. Half of the zoo’s mandrills came to us.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Mandrillus sphinx

Status:

Vulnerable

Size:

90 cm in length for fully grown male. Female is 55cm. Tail length 7-10cm

Weight:

Male 30kg. Female 10kg

Life Span in Wild:

Up to 46 years

Habitat:

Tropical Rainforest, Primary & Secondary Forests

Diet:

Omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

My diet mainly consists of Plants, Fruit, Small animals, Insects, Eggs and Fungi

Where Do I Live?

I am from Cameroon, Gabon

Do I Have Any Predators?

My main predator is humans!

How Do I Live?

I spend my time out during the day and in the trees! I am a very terrestrial animal. I can often be found in mixed sex groups

Why Am I Endangered?

I am vulnerable due to destruction of habitat and being hunted for bush meat

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