Mandrill

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 'DID YOU KNOW THAT'  Mandrills are found in southwestern Cameroon, western Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and southwestern Congo, mainly in tropical rain forest habitats, montane and thick secondary forests and thick bush. Although they are adapted to live on the ground, Mandrills seek shelter in the trees during the night. The average male is 75–95 cm (30–37 in) long and the female is 55–66 cm (22–26 in), with the short tail adding another 5–10 cm (2–4 in). Females weigh roughly half as much as the male, at 10–15 kg (22–33 lb) and an average of 12.4 kg (27 lb).  Exceptionally large males can weigh up to 54 kg (119 lb), with unconfirmed reports of out sized Mandrills weighing 60 kg (130 lb). They have a highly varied diet including fruit, seeds, fungi, roots, insects, snails, worms, frogs, lizards and sometimes snakes and even small vertebrates. Generally, Mandrill males scrounge for food on the ground while females and their young sit mid level, in trees. (EMKAY Reference:- MM86T)  

 

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