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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Papio
Genus species:Papio ursinus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:1 m
Weight:12-25 kg
Identification:The chacma baboon has gray-agouti, longer hair over its shoulders, and a bare patch of black skin over its hips. The chacma baboon's exact coat color varies by location. Its face is naked and black.
Habitat:Savannas, rocky areas, woodlands
Diet:Omnivore: leaves, fruit, insects, small invertebrates, lizards, birds, young mammals
Reproduction:Breeding takes place throughout the year. The gestation period is 175-193 days long. The single young is weaned at eight months of age.
Troops consist of 30-100 individuals. Daughters stay in their mother's troop and sons disperse.
Behavior:A diurnal species, chacma baboons sleep among rocks or in trees at night.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:One of the few predators of chacma baboons are chimpanzees.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:primate
Chacma baboon
monkey
Papio
Baboons
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata