Baboons are social animals and live in troops of varying sizes comprising females and their young plus one or more males.
It's entertaining watching troop behaviour and individuals inter-reacting, particularly as there are separate
dominance heirarchies among males and females.
Baboons spend much time grooming each other, checking through the thick fur for insects such as fleas and ticks.
This grooming behavior offers excellent photo opportunities as the baboons normally remain seated during the
Baboons Can Vary in Color
Chacma baboons are usually gray-brown in color, but their fur can vary from dark brown to near black.
A distinguishing (and usually not very attractive!) feature is the pinkish callosite the adults develop on the rump.
An adult male chacma baboon has powerfully-built shoulders and can weigh up to 45 kg (100 lbs) while the females are more lightly built and slender, only weighing
around 12 to 20 kg (26 to 45 lbs).
Baboon Pictures Pg 2
Baboon Skirmishes and Chases
Baboon in a Hurry to Cross River
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