The mandrill is probably the most colourful of all primates. They live in ‘hordes’ led by a dominant male, who, it goes without saying, is more brightly coloured than the females. Rafiki, Simba’s adviser in The Lion King, was a mandrill, although not a strictly accurate one as he had a tail and is sometimes referred to as a baboon. Mandrills are considered vulnerable due to deforestation and because they are hunted for bushmeat.

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