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(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.

Pavian, Foto: Tom Burger
Pavian, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Sphinx-Pavian
Verbreitungsgebiet: Sphinx-Pavian
Scientific Surname Papio papio
Order Primates
Family Cercopithecidae
Size head to trunk: 50-85 cm
Weight male: 25 kg, female: 15 kg
Reproduction gestation period: 6 month
Distribution West Africa
Habitat savannah
Food Grass, Seed, Roots, Fruits, even animals up to the size of small antelopes
Livestock not endangered


Tiergartenvortrag über ein Pavianprojekt

„Zum Glück nicht - vom wilden Affen gebissen“ überschreibt Jörg Beckmann, Kurator und stellvertretender zoologischer Leiter des Tiergartens der Stadt Nürnberg, seinen Vortrag am Donnerstag, 13. Februar 2020, um 19.30 Uhr im Naturkundehaus des Tiergartens. Der Eintritt zum Vortrag ist frei.

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