Only nature can devise a colour scheme like that of the colourful Mandrill.
Endangered monkeys from Africa, Mandrills are one of the largest species of monkey in the world. Their furry head crests, manes, and beards are quite impressive, but what will really get your attention is their bright colouration. They have thick nose ridges that are purple and blue, their nose tips and lips are red, and their beards are golden.
The adult male Mandrills that have the brightest and most distinctive reds, blues, lavenders, and golds on their faces and fur, are thought to be most attractive to females.
Adult females have duller colours and longer muzzles. They are also much smaller, about half the size of the adult males.
Here we see a large male with one of his females, notice the size difference.
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