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Primates

Baboon

Species

Hamadryas Baboon, Guinea Baboon, Olive Baboon, Yellow Baboon, Chacma Baboon,

Lifespan

Between 35 to 40 years

Range

Sub -Saharan Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa

Diet

Fruit, seeds, flowers, bulbs, leaves, bark, buds, eggs, snails and sometimes small mammals.

Social structure

Baboons have a matriachical society in which the females and their female offspring form the basis of the social group. Males migrate when they start to reach adulthood and adult males are transient, residing with a group for varying amounts of time, sometimes moving to another troop.

Reproduction

Breeding is not seasonal and gestation lasts around 185 days. Birth intervals are around 2 years.

Threats

Baboons respond to their natural habitat being destroyed by using new food sources such as crops. This leads to them being seen as a pest to some humans.

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You can adopt one of our rescued primates for as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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