The Mandrillus Project was born in 2012 to study a unique habituated population of wild mandrills
The project studies the socioecology of the only habituated group of wild mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) worldwide. The study population is currently (in early 2019) composed of ca. 220 individuals that roam in a mosaic of savannas and equatorial rain forests located in the vicinity of the village of Bakoumba in southern Gabon (Lékédi Park).
A three-fold perspective
1. Obtain unvaluable scientific knowledge on mandrill's life and ecology
2. Help protect mandrills
3. Sustain local people
Manager position available here
Photo credits: Nory El Ksabi, Alice Percher, Benoit Quintard, Timo Brockmeyer, Pierre-Hadrien Pottier