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2013-07-11 13:16:46

The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research. The study highlights the challenges faced by this species as its living area becomes ever more fragmented by human disturbance. In addition, the report directs conservation efforts towards key areas where the...

Endangered African Monkey's DNA Suggests Troubles From Warming Climate
2012-03-01 04:47:35

University of Oregon scientist says drill face increasing threats from both climate change and hunters A rare and endangered monkey in an African equatorial rainforest is providing a look into our climatic future through its DNA. Its genes show that wild drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus), already an overhunted species, may see a dramatic population decline if the forest dries out and vegetation becomes sparser amid warming temperatures, researchers report. Looking for clues amid 2,076...

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2011-08-05 12:20:00

Experts say that monkeys learn to cover their eyes when they want to be left alone. Zookeepers at Colchester Zoo first noticed Milly, a 15-year-old mandrill, covering her eyes in 1999, when she was three. Staff thought at first she had poor eyesight or was just trying to shade her eyes from the sun. It was not until evolutionary biologist Mark Laidre of the University of California, Berkeley decided to take interest when the truth was realized about Milly. He spent 100 hours studying the...

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2009-11-25 09:20:10

The world's largest species of monkey 'chooses' mates with genes that are different from their own to guarantee healthy and strong offspring, according to a new research study. The results obtained from mandrills, a species closely related to humans, support the disputed theory that humans are attracted to those with a dissimilar genetic make up to maintain genetic diversity. Female mandrills are more likely to reproduce with males whose genes are complementary, possibly because they 'smell...


Latest Mandrill Reference Libraries

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2007-01-02 10:17:56

The drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world Monkeys) family. It is closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the mandrill. The drill is similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacks the colorful face. It is found only in Cameroon, Nigeria, and north of the Sanaga River. It is also found on the coastal island of Bioko, part of Equatorial Guinea. The drill is one of Africa's most endangered primates.

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2007-01-01 18:41:01

The Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world monkeys) family. It is closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the Drill. Both the Mandrill and the drill were once classified as baboons in genus Papio. The Mandrill is the world's largest monkey species. The Mandrill is recognized by its olive-colored fur and colorful face and rump amongst males. It has a coloration that grows stronger with sexual maturity and females have duller colors....

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2007-01-01 11:32:03

The blue monkey or diademed monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) is a species of guenon native to various parts of east, central and southern Africa. This also includes the Congo River basin. Despite its name, the blue monkey is not noticeably blue. It has little hair on its face, and this does sometimes give a blue appearance. It never has the vivid blue appearance of a mandrill. The fur is short, and mainly a grizzled brown color apart from the face. The face is dark with a pale yellowish...

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