Mandy, a 15 year old Mandrake at Colchester Zoo in Essex covers her eyes when she wants to be left alone. This gesture has been picked up by other members of the group when they too require solitude. #Mandrake #Animal_Behaviour Animal Pictures, Animal Behaviour, Colchester Zoos, Animal Kingdom, Adorable Zoos Animal, Animal In Group, Signs Languages, Cutest Animal, Adorable Animal
The mandrill is a primate of the Old World monkey family, closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the drill. It is found in southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics. They live in groups called hordes. Mandrills have an omnivorous diet consisting mostly of fruits and insects.