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Mandrill

Zoo Location: Savannah
 Mandrill
Habitat

Rainforests and sub-tropical forests.

Wild Diet

Fruit, fungi, insects, nuts, roots, seeds and small invertebrates.

Behaviour

The mandrill has large cheeks, which are pouched so they can store food temporarily. They live in groups of one male with 5 - 10 females and their young. The mandrill lives for approximately 20 years in the wild and 25 years in captivity.

Breeding

A single youngster is born after a gestation of 5 - 6 months. Females give birth to one offspring around every 18 months.

Threats

Habitat destruction due to logging and hunting for their meat.

Conservation

There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for the mandrill.

 Mandrill  Mandrill

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Mandrillus sphinx
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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