Baboon Female Manicuring (Medium) on Blackwood base

Baboons are sociable primates and are widespread throughout southern Africa. Their well-organised family groups make use of a defined territory, which must include permanent water and rocky cliffs or hills where the tribe can sleep.

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Baboon Female Manicuring (Medium) on Blackwood base. The social hierarchy of baboons revolves around the ‘Chief’ of each troop; they move when he moves, drink and wake and retire when he does. A strict hierarchy of male members is observed and constant scuffling and threat-behaviour reinforces the social order each day. Troops can number anywhere from 10 to 100 individuals, depending on how much food is available in the territory. Baboons are omnivorous, eagerly grabbing insects, lizards and nestlings as well as fruits, flowers and seeds as they forage through the woodland savannah, often associating with the alert impala, which are looking for different food items. The baboon’s most feared predator is the leopard, seemingly the only one willing to take on these intelligent creatures, which are endowed with canine teeth as large as the leopard’s! The deep ‘bah-hoo’ of the big males calling at the start and end of each day is a characteristic sound in the bush.


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