Category Archives: Mandrill

I DONT EAT LUNCH. I USE MY LUNCH BREAK TO WATCH THE MONKEYS EAT THEIRS.

BECAUSE I WILL NEVER ENJOY A SANDWICH AS MUCH AS WATCHING KUMBA THE MANDRILL PEELING AND EAT HIS CORN LIKE THE BOSS KING HE IS.

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Observing Mandrills today and undeniably they put on a show.

Honeslty I am sitting and trying to write a smart and witty description to go along with this video but the content speaks for itself. There was a family of Mandrills. There was an adorable baby that was performing stunts as though it was training for the next Olympic Gymnast Gold. Then there was the second part where you just have to watch. All I can currently say about this video is that it is equal parts both highly entertaining and sligtly disturbing.

Sidenote: If you do not wish to see the disturbing(which it may be for some humans)- stop watching at 1:33.


Meet Kumba -the Alpha Mandrill at the Moscow Zoo.

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Chillin alpha mandrill style

Chillin AlphaMandrillStyle.


Backstage at the zoo with a mandrill alpha male.

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Honestly its unfair to some how cool my job is.


Setting it straight….

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I have heard one to many times that people refer to Rafiki from the Lion King
as to a Baboon. Well, as much as I respect baboons ¬†, I dont think it would be fair to let them claim Rafiki to their race. That would be like claiming Polar bears comg from Polland. No, my friends RAFIKI IS A MANDRILL. One of the most exquisitley colored ¬†species of primates, the Mandrill’s fur looks as though it rolled around in a rainbow.

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Yes, its butt is pink and blue. But do not be fooled by the girly colors- that color scheme is a major object of desire both by females and males in the hordes of Mandrills. Just like the girl in high school with the shiniest hair Рthe most colorful tooshie becomes the alpha male amongst the Mandrills.  Leading through the jungle, the alpha male walks in front of the horde , using its colorful hinny as a flag to follow.