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The Wonderful Drill by ApeArt

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The male drill is one of the most colourful monkeys in the world. When he is grown up he has a red chin on a black face with raised grooves exaggerating the shape of his nose. Also, his bottom is pink, mauve and blue! These bright colours help his family follow him through the forest.

The drill only lives in three countries: Cameroon’s Southwest Province, South East Nigeria and Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea.
The drill is highly endangered. A mother drill only has one young every six years, and a hunter can easily kill 30 Drills in a day. They are also losing their forest home


  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot Jane – I love how you have caught just a peeep of the teeth – makes it look as if he is actually smiling right at you. the drill group in Limbe is pretty impressive isn’t it!

  • Thanks Jul. Yes, I have fallen in love with these animals – I spent much of my free time with them. They used to show me their bottoms…!

    – ApeArt

  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 6 years ago

    So – youre still there at the moment yes? did you get your dream of handling some chimps?

  • Have come home early. And yes I did fulfull my dream! :)

    – ApeArt

  • Michael Sheridan
    Michael Sheridanalmost 6 years ago

    Fine portrait.

  • Thank you :)

    – ApeArt

  • nannajul
    nannajulalmost 6 years ago

    Have come home early. And yes I did fulfull my dream! :)

    You did? Hope all went ok over there for you? And I hope you got some photographs of your dream coming true too

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 6 years ago

    Wow what a gorgeous specimen!!!
    Love the intense look he’s giving you.

  • Lol thanks :D He was extremely interested in me, especially as I was so close

    – ApeArt

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesalmost 6 years ago

    This is an amazing capture…His eyes look like marbles!! You are a very lucky person to be able to see these wonderful creatures so up close….Great work!

  • Thanks! And yes I was very very blessed to be so close. I cleaned out their enclosures and fed them too!

    – ApeArt

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinalmost 6 years ago

    Looks like Rafiki from The Lion King…..beautiful and wonderful ape………just a stunning shot!

  • Cool, thank you :))

    – ApeArt

  • jackitec
    jackitecalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks:)

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Wow Jane you certainly have captured his eyes.
    came home early hope all is ok Jane.

  • Thanks Sheila x

    – ApeArt

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago

    fabulous eyes !! xx

  • Thanks luv xx

    – ApeArt

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