Drill

Drill

Drills are very distinctive primates that are related to baboons. They live in complex social groups led by a single dominant male. Social interactions are mostly focused around grooming, and communication comes in the form of visual displays and vocalizations. Deforestation and unsustainable harvest for the commercialized bushmeat trade are creating an uncertain future for this species.

Mandrillus leucophaeus

Omnivore

Western Africa

Rainforests

Best viewing is either from the deck overlooking the drill habitat or from the large window in The Living Treehouse. Drills remain indoors on colder or very rainy days and have the option to be indoors or outdoors on days of uncertain weather.

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