Hamadryas Baboon

  • Hamadryas Baboon
  • Hamadryas Baboon
  • Hamadryas Baboon

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Scientific Name Papio hamadryas
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Description

Hamadryas Baboons are easily recognized by the thick silver-gray manes and red faces of the adult males. Females and juveniles lack such distinction. They possess elongated, rectangular muzzles that conceal large fangs several inches in length. Their posteriors possess large, red padding.

Fun Facts

  • Dominant males of each family appear to respect the leadership roles of their fellow dominant males, and regularly coordinate with other family leaders every morning.
  • Families are comprised of females and their young living under the protection of a single, dominant male, who is also tasked with maintaining the peace among family members.

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