Drill Grooming by ApeArt

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This is a beautiful drill. I had the privilege of caring for them, along with gorillas and chimpanzees at Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. When I met them for the first time I fell in love with them. They are very curious and I developed a few close relationships with some of the large males.

Taken with Nikon D50 using 80-400mm lens.

Drills are highly endangered. There are only 3000 left in the wild in Cameroon.

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 an endangered primate. 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


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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    and a beautiful piccie too! excellent :)

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    outstanding art, beautifully done, gorgeous,dawnx

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 3 years ago


  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 3 years ago


  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...over 3 years ago

    Superb capture!!

  • Bruce Jones
    Bruce Jonesover 3 years ago

    Very nicely captured!!

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 3 years ago

    It dont get any better than this !!!!!!!!!!
    There’s clarity in the eyes (as if I have to say on an Apeart shot). Composition is excellent, detail in the fur. The gap from back of the head and top of head to top of frame is perfection as is the depth of field – another winner – always a consistency in excellence.

  • Aw bless you dear Paul. thanks so much for your lovely constructive comments. How are you doing? x

    – ApeArt

  • RCTrotman
    RCTrotmanover 3 years ago

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    November 20,2010 Wonderful capture

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