Loko the Mandrill

Happy World Animal Day!

 

This mandrill wants to stare into your soul and tell you he loves you.

 

"The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world monkeys) family, closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the Drill. Both the mandrill and the drill were once classified as baboons in genus Papio, but recent research has determined that they should be separated into their own genus, Mandrillus. The mandrill is the world's largest species of monkey." (Thanks wikipedia.)

 

thanks to Potter Park Zoo for revealing this mandrill's name!

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  • Shannon 5y

    Baboon2
  • Victor 5y

    I love this photo even though its not a baboon but a Mandrill. THey are closely related however
  • Kim & Greg 5y

    His fur looks amazing and it's cool how it blends with the background.
  • )Jason( 5y

    Damn Shannon, these are amazing, I think you are giving Sard a run for the money!!

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  • Mr. Sardonicus 5y

    yeah it's a mandrill. come on p. cloudy!!
  • Shannon 5y

    Mr. Sardonicus Victor changed it, you smarty pants.
  • )Jason( 5y

    Now that I know that you have miss-identified this amazing creature, I will have to retract my earlier statement :-(

    Mr. Sardonicus Is clearly a superior Monkey photographer :-)

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  • Mr. Sardonicus 5y

    )Jason( jason, don't be a jerk to puffycloud. no need to compare our monkey photographing abilities.
  • Shannon 5y

    Mr. Sardonicus even though i agree that you're superior at animal photos? will you teach me your tricks when i come to Omaha?
  • )Jason( 5y

    Shannon Are you talking about photography, or something else?

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  • Feeling Croppy 5y

    I think this guy should get together with Sard's guy. They both look like they could use a friend.
  • Shannon 5y

    )Jason( i want to answer "something else" even though i don't know what that would refer to...
  • Shannon 5y

    Feeling Croppy he was very sad looking and lonely at that zoo. i felt bad for him. :(
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Taken on July 2, 2010
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