To dana….You are absolutely right. mandrills are (mandrillas sphinx), is a primate of the circopithecidae family. Also known as old world monkeys but closly related to baboons and more so to the drill. they were once classified as genus papio, now a seperate group called genus, mandrillas. They are intelligent, docile, and they make great mothers. even though in most places they are considered pests, they were here first. Im glad they are protected.