Two new exotic animals recently made their debut at the World of Primates exhibit at the Audubon Zoo.
Two mandrills, considered a vulnerable species due to deforestation and hunting, recently took up residence across from the gorilla habitat, the Audubon Nature Institute said in a news release.
Mapema, a 17-year-old male, comes from the Bronx Zoo, while Jinx, a 13-year-old female, comes from Lowry Park Zoo in Florida.
"Mapema is genetically valuable and a proven breeder,'' said assistant curator of primates Roby Elsner in a news release. "Jinx is well socialized and her care staff thinks she will make an excellent mother. We look forward to teaching our staff and guests about these amazing and beautiful primates.''