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Hamadryas baboon

Papio hamadryas


The Hamadryas baboon is a species of baboon from the Old World monkey family.

They unusual among baboon and macaque species in that its society is strictly patriarchal.

The baboon has an unusual 4-level social system called a multi-level society. Most social interaction occurs within small groups called one-male units or harems containing one male and up to ten females which the males lead and guard. A harem will typically include a younger "follower" male who may be related to the leader. The Hamadryas baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians and appears in various roles in ancient Egyptian religion, hence its alternative name of "sacred baboon".


Cali zoo.


I love this happy family.

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LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Tus fotos son bellas! Felicitaciones por lo del blog...obviamente lo mereces. Gracias por compartir el mundo suyo con nosotros!

KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful photo Carolina!

harsuame 8 years ago

Wow sensacional bello cuadro

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Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 12, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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