These are two drills, having a play fight. The little one was a lot smaller, but kept instigating the play.

I took this at the Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon where I was looking after these wonderful, highly endangered animals.

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 Africa’s most 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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cameroon, pgmandrill, monkey, monkeys, drill, drills

Comments

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 5 years ago

    These teeth look nasty but love how they can place nice.
    Great pic.

  • Thank you:)

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    fabulous hsot and wow such teeth,dawnx

  • lol thanks dawn x

    – ApeArt

  • wutz4tea
    wutz4teaover 5 years ago

    Great picture! Thanks for the info, too!

  • My pleasure :))

    – ApeArt

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • thanks Barry!

    – ApeArt

  • tserio
    tserioover 5 years ago

    Looks like some powerful jaws! This is a great example of why I love your work. You always capture the true subject and give us wonderful background on the piece. Excellent!

  • bless you darling xx

    – ApeArt

  • Tambala
    Tambalaover 5 years ago

    Incredible capture – and thank you for all the information to help my ignorance x

  • Thanks Tina! xx

    – ApeArt

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot, and a perfect portrayal of the drill – totally in it’s element – playing. Those are some fearsome weapons that they have eh!

  • Yep they sure are fearsome teeth!

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithover 5 years ago

    It always amazes me that so much teeth can be shown without actually hurting each other. Are these young Drills? (no canines!)

  • Yes they are young. Though the one with the teeth on the left was a lot bigger than the smaller one who dig all of the egging on…

    – ApeArt

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