Audubon Zoo debuts baby mandrill

Audubon Zoo debuts baby mandrill

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Audubon Zoo debuted their newest addition to the World of Primates habitat Saturday.

The newborn mandrill and her parents, Jink and Mapema, settled in to their new habitat after the baby received supplemental feedings from staff since her birthday.

The baby was born July 10.

According to the zoo, mandrills are known for their distinctive colorful markings, furry head crests, manes and beards mandrills are considered among the world's most exotic animal.

They are considered a vulnerable species due to deforestation and hunting in the rainforests they inhabit in Nigeria, Southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo.

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