Jump To Main Content Jump To Main Navigation Jump To Footer
Ring-tailed lemur in the indoor enclosure.

New arrival in the mandrill troop

Animal news | 13 July 2021

New arrival in the mandrill troop

May we introduce Dajan, our new baby mandrill, who is the son of our female Uzuri? He was born on 16 May and is already boldly exploring the world on his own two feet. Mum Uzuri is devoted to Dajan and is allowing him a little bit of freedom, which is not nearly enough to satisfy his sense of adventure.
Infant mandrills suckle for around half a year; during this time, Dajan’s interest in solid food will constantly increase, so his diet will gradually change. The mandrills’ menu features plenty of vegetables, a small amount of fruit, insects, meat, other animal products and seeds, which provide a really good activity for the apes.

Mandrills are amongst the most gloriously colourful mammals in the animal kingdom. The intensity of the vivid colouring on their faces and buttocks varies depending on their status within the troop. Mandrills also exhibit a high degree of sexual dimorphism in terms of height, weight and colouring. Males can be over three times heavier than females. It will be a few years yet, though, before little Dajan is fully grown.

More news

Löwe Jago

A sad goodbye to lion Jago

Animal news | 27 April 2022

Our male lion Jago had been in obvious pain for several weeks and his general wellbeing was getting worse and worse. He became increasingly ...

Read more
Grundsteinlegung Orang-Utan-Haus

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new orang-utan house

Animal news | 25 April 2022

"Thank you very much and best of luck,” declared Detlef Sittel, chairman of the Dresden Zoo Supervisory Board and First Mayor of the City of ...

Read more
Kirk-Dikdik Nachwuchs

New arrival for the Kirk’s dik-diks

Animal news | 11 March 2022

With a bit of patience and a bit of luck, our baby female Kirk’s dik-dik, born on 17 February, can be glimpsed taking her first ...

Read more