Primates Island


The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae family of the "Old world monkeys", closely related to the baboons and even more closely related to the drill. Both the mandrill and the drill were once classified as baboons... LER MAIS.


Biological Characteristics: A distinction is made between two species, both living in the equatorial regions of Africa: the chimpanzee Pan troglodytes that lives from Senegal up to Uganda, and on the right banks of the Zaire River basin. In general,... LER MAIS.

Sacred Baboon

Diet: Omnivorous and opportunistic, based on herbs, sprouts and fruits of desert shrubs, as well as invertebrates, especially insects (like locusts). They can travel almost 20 km a day searching for food. Reproduction: Males are considerably larger than females (as... LER MAIS.