MANDRILL: the world's largest species of monkey, with males weighing as much as 110 lbs and standing up to 3 ft tall; also the most colorful monkey there is. With it's olive green or dark gray coat with yellow and black bands, a white belly, a hairless face, red nostrils and lips, a yellow beard with white tufts, an elongated muzzle with a red stripe down the middle and protruding blue ridges on the sides, the lower body can be red, pink, blue, scarlet or purple, what a sight to see!
Thoth was worshiped as a Baboon in Hermopolis and was the god of the moon, magic, and wisdom. He wrote down the heart and answers at judgment. He is closely associated with the Greek Hermes and exemplifies the Trickster motif. He gambled with Khonsu and won 5 days of his light so that Nut could give birth. The year now has 365 days instead of 360.
Mandrills are the largest of all monkeys. They are shy and reclusive primates that live only in the rain forests of equatorial Africa. These colorful primates are threatened. They are often hunted as bushmeat, and many Africans consider them to be a delicacy. Mandrills are feeling the squeeze of spreading agriculture and human settlement—both are shrinking their rain forest homeland.
The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey family, closely related to the baboons. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics, in groups called hordes. Their diet is omnivorous, consisting mostly of fruits and insects.