This monkey is a Mandrill, a type of Baboon. Mandrills are very colorful.
Baboons are the largest of the monkeys of the Old World. They are very strong and powerful. They are ground dwelling. There are five species and they all occur in Africa.
Baboons, unlike other monkeys, have an excellent sense of smell. The eyes can see in color.
These monkeys prefer open country and travel about in groups or bands. They eat fruit, roots, insects and reptiles. They have cheek pouches in which they can store their food.
Breeding generally takes place year-round. There is one young born after a gestation of about 6 months.
This is Cheeks the Baboon made by Ty Inc. Cheeks is a Beanie Baby and Buddy and a Mandrill. The other baboon on the right is Croon, a member of the Coca-Cola International Bean Bag Collection. Croon represents the country of Pakistan and is a Savanna Baboon.