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.