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Olive Baboon

Papio anubis

Description:

The olive baboon is named for its coat, which, at a distance, is a shade of green-grey. (Its alternate name comes from the Egyptian god Anubis, who was often represented by a dog head resembling the dog-like muzzle of the baboon.) At closer range, its coat is multi-colored, due to rings of yellow-brown and black on the hairs.The hair on the baboon's face, however, is finer and ranges from dark grey to black. This coloration is shared by both sexes, although males have a mane of longer hair that tapers down to ordinary length along the back.Besides the mane, the male olive baboon differs from the female in terms of size and weight; males are, on average, 70 cm tall and weigh 24 kg; females measure 60 cm and 14.7 kg.

Habitat:

rainforest though can be found in a wide variety of habitats

Notes:

I was walking down the road through Kibale National Park when I came upon this large troupe of olive baboons. I was a little apprehensive about walking through them but as I got closer they all moved to the side and I passed with no problems.

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dandoucette
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dandoucette

Fort Portal, Uganda

Spotted on Jan 30, 2009
Submitted on Apr 30, 2011

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