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57) The drill (top) and mandrill (bottom) are sometimes called the baboons of the forest. The colors of the facial pattern of the adult male mandrill are repeated on his rear end. This may allow him to lead a group of animals through the dark undergrowth of the African forest. Split screen view. On the top is the more subtly colored drill (but note the red lower lip), on the bottom is the colorful mandrill.
Notes: Split screen view. On the top is the more subtly colored drill (but note the red lower lip), on the bottom is the colorful mandrill.
Scientific name: Mandrillus leucophaeus (drill) Mandrillus sphinx (mandrill)
mandrill -- MAN-drill
Member of the cheek pouch monkey group
Photo © by: Irwin Bernstein (top), Nancy Staley (bottom)

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