Mandrill

Mature mandrill males are brightly colored with a red and blue snout, purple rump, and yellow beard. Their face gets brighter during excitement.


  • Scientific Name: Mandrillus sphinx
  • Range: West Africa, Gabon & south Cameroon
  • Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
  • Location in the Zoo: Wortham World of Primates
  • Cool Animal Fact: Mandrills show their teeth in a wide smile to indicate a greeting; a large, gaping yawn indicates a threat.