Olive Baboon free Images, Anubis Baboon information

Olive Baboon or Anubis Baboon is scientifically known as papio anubis and comes from the family of old world monkeys. In its native state, the Olive Baboon is found in different habitat’s ranging from forests to desert areas of Africa

Male Olive Baboon walking with broken tail
RG67- Olive Baboon walking-Tail appears broken

Male Baboon
RG68- Male Baboon

The Olive Baboons are greenish grey in color and have a long muzzle which is similar to that of a dog. The body length is 60 – 100 cm and average weight 14-50 kg, with males being larger and heavier than the females.The tail length is around 30 - 60 cm, it appears to be broken, as it is erect up to 25% of length and thereafter drops down immediately. These Baboons have large and sharp canines.

Olive Baboons are omnivores, they search for food on trees, on the ground, beneath the ground, and can eat almost anything they find such as tree leaves, plants, fruits, lichens, rhizomes, mushrooms, roots, nuts, seeds, tubers, small birds, small deer, rodents, chicken, insects etc.

The Baboons live in large families consisting of 20-40 members, with few males and many females and young ones. The family is often called a Troop. There is a strong and healthy relationship between the females of a troop, as most of them are closely related to each other as aunts, mothers, sisters etc. The females never leave a troop, while the males usually leave and join other troops by the age of 3-4 years. Baboons communicate with each other by producing various vocal sounds and facial expressions.

A Baboon becomes sexually mature by reaching an age of 5-7 years. They can mate all year round and with multiple partners. The gestation period is usually 5-6 months. The young Baboon is completely dependent on the mother for 12 months and usually rides on her back or hangs to her during this time. Some male Baboons baby sit for females, this is done assuming that the baby is related to them directly or indirectly, either they are the father or close relative of the baby. Sometimes, it also helps the adults to reduce threats from other baboons. Such care taking nature helps them make good female friends and mating partners too.

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