Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus)



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Scientific Name: Papio ursinus
Common Name: Chacma baboon
Description:
Difference in Sex: Females are smaller and do not have manes. Females are also a bit lighter in colour than the male. Both have reddish calloused on their bums, the males calloused are fused and in the female separated.
Average Weight of Adult male: 32 kg
Habitat: Where there are food, water and shelter against predators.
Habits: Troops
Main feeding time: day
Size:
Gestation: 6 months
Number of young at birth: single infant
Communication: the baboon have a very wide range of calls of which the warning "Baahaa" is the most recognized.
Age: about 32 years
Diet: omnivorous, will eat anything, fruits, roots, berries, insects and even small mammals.
Enemies: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and Pythons.
Interesting facts: Baboon's are very caring about each other, and grooming your neighbour or superior make out a important part of their lives, they are very much like humans. Another interesting fact is that they also like to swim when it's very hot.
Credits: Christian Fourie (photograph and info)