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Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:56-79 cm
Height:42-60 cm
Weight:12-14 kg
Identification:The yellow baboon has a yellowish coat, a naked black face with prominent facial ridges, and an upturned nose.
Habitat:Savannas, woodlands, forest edges
Diet:Omnivore: grass, fruit, seeds, insects, hares and young ungulates
Reproduction:The female yellow baboon gives birth every two years. Their gestation period is 180 days long, after which they bear one offspring.
Yellow baboons live in large, mixed and informal groups.
Behavior:Yellow baboons are highly gregarious and social, where they live in troops of 15-100 individuals. In the troop, all adult males are dominant over females, a status achieved in their fifth year. There is a strict rank among the adult males, where the dominant male determines when the troop will move.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Yellow baboons are the fourth largest primate found in Africa.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Africa
Central Africa
Date:1975-08 Subjects:primate
Yellow baboon
Savanna baboon
Olive baboon
monkey
Papio
Baboons
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata