Mandrills are a vulnerable species because of exactly what nearly happened to Mintom. They are hunted and stolen from the forest by people. Not only that, the evergreen rainforests that are home to mandrills are diminishing because of human industries and development.
Luckily, Mintom's little life was saved — and he's already getting stronger.
"As soon as he receives a clean bill of health, Mintom will be introduced to our young mandrill group," Ape Action Africa said. "In the meantime, he is happy and relaxed in his new home and busy catching insects with his quick little hands."