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1

What are some differences between old world and new world monkeys?

Old world monkeys are generally larger, only new world monkeys have prehensile tails, new world monkeys primarily live in trees, old world monkeys can see in color (although howler monkeys can see in color), old world monkeys have downward nostrils whereas new world monkeys have sideways nostrils, new world monkeys are more monogamous.

2

Is the mandrill an old world or new world monkey?

Old world.

3

What is the range and habitat of the mandrill?

Tropical forest in western Africa.

4

What is a group of mandrills called?

A horde.

5

What are the two most common things mandrills eat?

Fruit and insects. They can also almost anything they find though.

6

When do mandrills mate?

Late summer.

7

What is the world's largest monkey?

The mandrill.

8

What is the conservation status of the mandrill?

Vulnerable.

9

Which mandrills have the brightest coloring?

Dominant males.

10

Where are the scent glands of a mandrill?

On the chest.

11

How long are the canines of an adult male mandrill?

2 inches.

12

How long is an adult male mandrill?

3 feet.

13

What is the shoulder height for a male mandrill?

2 feet.

14

What is the maximum weight for a male mandrill?

71 lbs

15

How much smaller is the female mandrill than the male?

2/3rds the length and half the weight.

16

How old can mandrills get in captivity?

30 years

17

How old are mandrills when they are sexually mature?

4 years

18

How does a mandrill kill prey when it takes down a larger animal?

It bites the throat with its canines.

19

What are some predators of the mandrill?

Eagles, rock pythons, and leopards.

20

True or false? Male mandrills retreat when they encounter predators.

False, usually only the females and young retreat. The males will usually stand their ground. Only leopards will cause them to flee sometimes.

21

Are mandrills more terrestrial or arboreal?

Terrestrial.

22

What is quardupedalism?

Walking on all fours.

23

Where do mandrills sleep?When

In trees.

24

When are mandrills active?

They are diurnal.

25

What kinds of tools have mandrills been observed using?

They use sticks to clean beneath their toenails and in their ears.

26

Why do animals in zoos sometimes exhibit behaviors never seen before?

They don't have to spend as much time searching for food or mates, so they occupy themselves with other activities.

27

Are mandrills social animals?

Yes. They live in very large groups.

28

Mandrills live in groups numbering in the hundreds. The largest group of mandrills was the largest nonhuman group of primates ever recorded. How many mandrills were there?

1,300

29

Mandrill groups are made up of only females and young for most of the year. When do males enter the group?

When females are receptive to breeding.

30

Both dominant male and subordinate male mandrills can engage in mating, but only the dominant males can ______.

Reproduce.

31

What happens when a male mandrill becomes dominant?

His hindquarters and face swell and his cheeks gain a brighter blue hue.

32

What happens when a male mandrill loses dominance?

His hindquarters and face recede, but he keeps his blue.

33

How many days is the mandrill gestation period?

175

34

What kinds of sounds do mandrills make?

They will roar, crow, grunt, and scream.

35

How do mandrills show aggression?

They will stare, bob their heads, slap the ground, and bare their teeth.

36

What are the two main threats to the mandrill?

Habitat loss and poaching.