Yellow Baboon


The Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus) is a baboon with slim bodies with long arms and legs and yellowish-brown hair. Their hairless faces are black, framed with white sideburns. Males can grow to about 84 cm, females to about 60 cm. They have long tails that grow to be nearly as long as their bodies. Yellow baboons inhabit savannah and light forests in eastern Africa, from Kenya and Tanzania to Zimbabwe and Botswana. They are diurnal, terrestrial, and live in complex, mixed-gender social groups of eight to 200 individuals per troop. All baboons are highly opportunistic feeders and will eat virtually any food they can find.



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