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


Between 35 to 40 years


Sub -Saharan Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa


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.


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


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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