The Mandrill had been classified in the baboon family but recent research determined they should have a category all their own called genus Mandrillus. Mandrills are the largest of the monkey species and the most colorful mammal. Charles Darwin wrote “no other member in the whole class of mammals is colored in so extraordinary a manner as the adult male Mandrill.” The brighter the red stripe on the face is, the more viral the male, and as he ages and falls from dominance this stripe lightens. Mandrills live in large multi-family units call hordes with some of these groups reaching 850 individuals. This species lives naturally in the rain forests of equatorial Africa. The average male might weight 77 pounds while the female weighs only 25 to 30 pounds.
The Animal Bottle Stoppers measure approximately 1 1/2" to 2" tall. Each unique Bottle Stopper has a solid plated base and 6” long chain, with a cork bottle stopper designed to fit any standard wine bottle. Using our Tiny One series of specie specific figurines, your animal will be the toast of the town when we mount one of our detailed, hand painted stone resin figurines on the top of this item.