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Guinea Baboon

(engl: Guinea Baboon)

Do Guinea Baboon’s live in trees?

Baboons are more adapted to life on the ground, with their burly, equal front and rear limbs, rather than up in trees. While sleeping, or when they are in danger, however, they climb trees. Otherwise, they romp, argue, play or chase each other around.

Who’s in charge here?

The dominant males lead the smaller females and cubs with a strong hand. During mealtimes, the leaders take the very best food. When in danger, they are fearless, even against leopards.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Sphinx-Pavian
Verbreitungsgebiet: Sphinx-Pavian
Wissenschaftl. Name Papio papio
Ordnung Primates
Familie Cercopithecidae
Größe Kopf-Rumpf 50-85 cm
Gewicht ♂ bis 25 kg, ♀ bis 15 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 6 Monate
Verbreitung West Africa
Lebensraum savannah
Nahrung Grass, Seed, Roots, Fruits, even animals up to the size of small antelopes
Bestand not endangered