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Scientific name:  Papio cynocephalus
Class:  Mammals
Continent:  Africa
Habitat:  Sabana
Diet:  Omnívoro
Weight:  11 - 25 kg
Size:  98 - 120 cm
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Meet the Baboon!

The Baboon , sometimes called the Yellow Baboon, is a monkey from Central Africa, found in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Tanzania .

It is a terrestrial primate with a large, broad snout that descends from the trees at dawn.

It has calluses on its sit bones that harden its tissues, which make it easy to sit for long periods of time. Males are stocky, and covered with a yellow or chestnut fuzz that gives them their name. The inner surface of their arms, cheeks and inner thighs is white.

What are its habits?

Baboons are very organized and disciplined, in fact they are considered adversaries of other species, they aren’t even afraid of leopards.

They live in very hierarchical herds and make orderly movements: young and adult males of lower rank are positioned in front, at the sides and rear, along with any females that are not breeding; dominant males go in the center, protecting the females with infants.These leaders achieve such rank by their strength and intelligence, as well as by the length of their tusks.

Gestation lasts 170 days, and the female usually gives birth to one infant.

They are omnivorous monkeys, and mostly eat lots of fruit, foliage and insects.

Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated


To establish friendship and relationships they usually deworm and groom each other. In fact, that is what they do for a good part of the day.
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