Mandrill Monkey (Mandrillus sphinx)
The Mandrill, largest of the monkey species, has
olive fur and a colourful face. The males have a colorful
rump with grows stronger with sexual maturity. Females
have duller colours. The colouration of the male rump
is thought to improve visibility in thick vegetation
for group movement.
Males weigh up to 30kg with females weighing up to 15kg.
Body length is approximately 1m. Infant mandrills
are born with black fur and pink skin, which lasts for
CITES Classification of the Mandrill
Mandrill Monkey Habitat:
Tropical rainforests of Gabon, Congo, Cameroon and Equatorial
Mandrill Monkey Social Structure and
Large groups of primarily females and young with a dominant
male leader. Most adult males are solitary.
Mandrill Monkey Life Cycle:
Female sexual maturity is at 3.5 years. Males
will court females by walking after them, making noises
and baring his teeth. Gestation is 6-7 months with births
generally occurring between January and April. There
is approximately 13-14 months between births. The bond
between mother and daughter lasts into adulthood whereas
with sons only until sexual maturity. Life span is approximately
Mandrill Monkey Diet:
Plants, insects and smaller animals.
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