Paignton Zoo is home to a troop of mandrills that live in the centre of the zoo near the rhinos.
Mandrills typically live in large groups in tropical forests across Gabon, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea.
These large monkeys are omnivores, eating seeds, fruit, fungi, small lizards and insects.
This primate is mainly affected by deforestation of their natural habitat for logging, however hunting for bushmeat is also a serious threat.
We have been successful in the past at breeding mandrills, and our individuals are part of the EAZA ex-situ breeding programme (EEP) for the species.