Bet You’ve Never Heard of This Shy, Colorful Monkey
Drill monkeys share a colorful feature with their cousin the mandrill.
Ever meet someone so charismatic you wonder: why aren’t you famous?
That’s how I feel about the drill monkey. I just "discovered" them, prompting this Weird Animal Question of the Week: So, what’s the drill? And where has this monkey been all our lives?
Drills are shy, live in only one small, remote area of Africa, and their faces aren’t as colorful as their cousin the mandrill, whose blue-and-red mugs make them instantly recognizable. Because of that, mandrills may have been historically more likely to be displayed in zoos, making them more well known to the general public, says Kathy Wood of Tengwood Organization, a primate conservation group with a focus on drills.
But drills are no slackers in