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Urist likes mandrills for their colorful faces.

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Mandrill - Mandrill man - Giant mandrill


· Steals food · Steals items

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

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Trainable:  Hunting   War 

Birth: 2,000 cm3
Mid: 10,000 cm3
Max: 20,000 cm3

Adult at: 3
Max age: 15-25
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 13
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 1
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 11
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large monkey with blue face and rump. It lives in large groups and often survives by destroying crops and stealing garbage. The males are larger, with powerful jaws.

Mandrills are uncommon animals exclusively found in tropical moist broadleaf forests, where they appear in loose groups of 5 to 10 mayhem-minded individuals. While famed in previous versions of the game for their great aggression (being particularly prominent in the story of Boatmurdered), mandrills in the current version typically won't go out of their way to attack dwarves and while they'll fight back if confronted, they're only a third of a dwarf's size and as such, even an unarmed peasant should be able to dispose of them, albeit after receiving some nasty bites and scratches. While not aggressive, mandrills are thieves and will eagerly steal both your food and items if given the chance, and as such should be left far away from your stockpiles. All mandrills are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Mandrills can be captured in cage traps and trained into exotic pets. Due to their thieving disposition, food stockpiles surrounded by traps can be used as bait for them, and many can potentially be captured in a single spawn wave. They can receive further training and become war or hunting beasts, however due to being the second smallest war/hunting trainable creature in the game (losing only to the bobcat), they'll only truly be effective in large numbers. If butchered for a meat industry, mandrills give a decent amount of returns.

Despite their description, mandrill faces and rumps have the same color as the rest of their skin, never being blue. There exists a note from the developers in the raws to remind themselves to add these face colors.

Some dwarves like mandrills for their colorful faces.

Admired for their colorful faces.
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Labyrinths may sometimes generate with every single wall engraved with images of mandrills.