Zoo Animals

Drill

Mandrillus leucophaeus

At the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo is one of a handful of zoos in the U.S. that is home to a drill, an endangered short-tailed monkey. Male Enwe, born in 2002, spends his days foraging, grooming and playing, just as he would in his native African environment. He shares space with three western lowland gorillas in the 4-acre Great Apes of Harambee, located in the African Forest, which is also home to the chimpanzees.

 

Description
The drill is distinguished by its brown fur, hairless black face and long muzzle. It has a ring of white fur that outlines its face. The male drill has a red chin and colorful pink, blue and mauve bottom. The female has a bright red bottom.

Fun Facts

  • The drill’s bottom is such a lively color because of blood vessels that are located there.