5 Interesting Facts About Mandrills

A male mandrill showing off his colourful face

A male mandrill showing off his colourful face

Mandrills are one of my favourite animals to see when I visit the zoo.  The young ones are very acrobatic and entertaining to watch.

Here are 5 interesting facts about them:

  1. Mandrills are the largest monkeys in the world, with males growing up to 80cm tall.
  2. The males are very colourful, with red, white and blue on their face, a yellow beard, long sharp fangs and a brightly coloured backside.
  3. Female mandrills have a bright red and swollen backside during mating season.
  4. Mandrills live in large groups of up to 600-800 animals.
  5. They live in Western Africa, in the countries of Gabon, Cameroon, Equitorial Guinea and Congo.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about mandrills?

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