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Hamadryas baboon

Papio hamadryas


The hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a species of baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons, being native to the Horn of Africa and the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. These regions provide habitats with the advantage for this species of fewer natural predators than central or southern Africa where other baboons reside. 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'.


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Simon Kingston
Simon Kingston 7 years ago

Hi Yazeed. These are fantastic images, but I think perhaps a mistake was made in associating them with the BioBlitz: Rocky Mountain National Park mission?

Beautiful !

YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Excellent series and wonderful video!

eftco88 7 years ago

The last picture is adorable. Very nice.

harsuame 7 years ago

grandiosas series::

alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Youngster in last picture is adorable!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great series; it will be interesting to know where you saw them.

Yazeed Alsahli
Yazeed Alsahli 7 years ago

Thank you DanielePralong

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Great picture Yazeed Alsahli! Please kindly fill the Habitat field and indicate whether these animals are wild or in captivity.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Awesome first pic!

Yazeed Alsahli
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Yazeed Alsahli

Saudi Arabia

Spotted on Dec 20, 2012
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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