Mandrill

Where can I see the Mandrill

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The Mandrill is a beautiful, exotic creature that is sadly becoming increasingly rare.

Despite their dwindling numbers in the wild, the Mandrill remains one of the most fascinating animals on Earth. With their brightly coloured fur and elongated faces, Mandrills are easily recognizable and loved by many.

Mandrills are found in Africa, where they live in tropical rainforests. They are omnivorous animals, feeding on both plants and meat. Mandrills spend most of their time up in the trees, but they can also walk on the ground if necessary.

Mandrills live in social groups called troops. These troops can have as many as 500 members, making them one of the largest primate groups in the world. Each troop has a dominant male and female, who are responsible for leading the group and protecting their young.

Mandrills are very curious animals and love to play. They spend most of their time exploring their surroundings, playing games, and climbing trees. Mandrills also have an interesting vocalisation system, which allows them to communicate with one another over long distances.

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Geeky Facts about the Mandrill

Fact 1

They have long arms and can travel long distances on the ground.

Fact 2

Mandrills are extremely colorful, perhaps more so than any other mammal.

Fact 3

Baring their extremely long canine teeth is typically a friendly gesture among mandrills.

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