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The mandrill is the world’s largest species of monkey, recognized by its olive-colored fur and the colourful face and rump of the males of the species. It can be found in the tropical rainforests and occasionally woodlands of southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. Their conservation status is “vulnerable” largely due to them being hunted for food and because of the damage they can cause to crops.

Mandrill photographed at South Lakes Wildlife Animal Park, Cumbria, UK.

Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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mandrill, primate, monkey, rainforest, vulnerable, colourful, helen beresford, zoo, uk

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