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Interesting Facts about Baboons

Scientific Name: Olive baboon (Papiocynocephalus anubis); yellow baboon (Papio ynocephalus cynocephalus)
Size: 14 to 30 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 50 to 100 pounds
Lifespan: 20 to 30 years
Habitat: Savannas and woodlands
Diet: Omnivorous
Gestation: 6 months
Predators: Humans, leopards, cheetahs

A map showing where baboons live in the wild
This area has been reduced, as humans hunt them for food and destroy their habitat

The baboon, of all the primates in East Africa, most frequently interacts with people. Apart from humans, baboons are the most adaptable of the ground-dwelling primates and live in a wide variety of habitats. Intelligent and crafty, they can be agricultural pests, so they are treated as vermin rather than wildlife.