The Mandrillus Project was born in 2012 to study the 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 composed of ca. 150 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
We are recruiting the next manager of the project (May 2019), please see details here:
Photo credits: Nory El Ksabi, Alice Percher, Benoit Quintard, Timo Brockmeyer, Pierre-Hadrien Pottier