Mandrills are large, colorful primates that are found in the rainforests of equatorial Africa. They are the largest species of monkey and are easily recognizable by their bright blue and red snouts and colorful rumps. Mandrills live in groups of up to several hundred individuals, which are typically led by a dominant male known as a alpha male. These primates are omnivores, feeding on a variety of plant and animal matter. They face several threats in the wild including habitat loss, hunting for bushmeat, and disease. Conservation efforts are underway to protect this endangered species.