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ApeArt

BAWDRIP, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

I spent some time in December looking after rescued primates at Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. I love the drill! And I love this mother with her little child which Julie Langford kindly enhanced

I took this with my Nikon D50 and new 80-400mm 4.5-5.6 lens

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 a highly 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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