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Olive Baboon

Olive Baboon

Introduction

Head-Body Length:56-79 cm
Height:42-60 cm
Weight:12-14 kg
Identification:The Olive baboon has a yellowish coat, a naked black face with prominent facial ridges, and an upturned nose.
Habitat:Savannas, woodlands, forest edges
Diet:Omnivore: grass, fruit, seeds, insects, hares and young ungulates
Reproduction:The female Olive baboon gives birth every two years. Their gestation period is 180 days long, after which they bear one offspring.
baboons live in large, mixed and informal groups.
Behavior:Olive  baboons are highly gregarious and social, where they live in troops of 15-100 individuals. In the troop, all adult males are dominant over females, a status achieved in their fifth year. There is a strict rank among the adult males, where the dominant male determines when the troop will move.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Olive baboons are the fourth largest primate found in Africa

Geographic:Eastern Africa
Central Africa 
Date:1975-08 Subjects:  Olive baboon
Papio
Baboons
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata

KEY FACTS

Name Olive Baboon (Yellow baboon) ,Papio hamadryas
Origin Egyptian
Size 56-79 cm
Litter Size 1
Life span Baboons in captivity have been known to live up to 45 years, while in the wild their life expectancy is about 30 years
Reproduction The female yellow baboon gives birth every two years. Their gestation period is 180 days long, after which they bear one offspring
Colors Olive baboons (Papio anubis) have a greenish-gray coat, yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) possess a yellow–brown coat color, and chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) are generally dark brown with yellow or black regions present on the upper body, hands, feet, and tail (Skinner and Smithers, 1990; Rowe, 1996; Groves, 2001

description of Olive Baboon

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Primates
Family – Cercopithecidae
Genus – Papio
Genus SpeciesPapio cynocephalus

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