Friday, 26 December 2008


Mandrills are related to the baboon and have a coat that ranges in color from dark brown to olive gray. The adult male has a bright red nose and blue cheeks and a blue rump. The colors on females and juveniles are much duller. Mandrills have cheek pouches that can hold a substantial quantity of food. They can use these to leave their hands free if they have to flee.

Mandrills live in rain forests with little ground cover. They are found in Africa from Camaroon to Guinea

1 comment:

Maurice said...

Do mandrills think a lot? I remember one at my local zoo who just sat still and stared at all his visitors. In deep contemplation - or just bored? In comparison, nearby in their cage, the gibbons were never still - always leaping around like wound-up toys.