Rainforests and sub-tropical forests.
Fruit, fungi, insects, nuts, roots, seeds and small invertebrates.
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.
A single youngster is born after a gestation of 5 - 6 months. Females give birth to one offspring around every 18 months.
Habitat destruction due to logging and hunting for their meat.
There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for the mandrill.
- Latin Name: Mandrillus sphinx
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Primates
- Family: Cercopithecidae
- Conservation status: Vulnerable
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