Animal Name: Olive Baboon

Scientific Names: Papio anubis

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Olive Baboon Introduction

The olive baboon (Papio anubis), also called the Anubis baboon, is a member of the family Cercopithecidae Old World monkeys. The species is the most wide-ranging of all baboons, being native to 25 countries throughout Africa, extending from Mali eastward to Ethiopia and Tanzania. Isolated populations are also present in some mountainous regions of the Sahara. It inhabits savannahs, steppes, and forests. The common name is derived from its coat colour, which is a shade of green-grey at a distance. A variety of communications, vocal and non-vocal, facilitate a complex social structure.

Description of Olive Baboon

Papio anubis, commonly known as the olive baboon or anubis baboon, is a robust and charismatic primate species. With a sturdy build and a distinctively elongated face, it possesses a striking appearance. Its fur varies in shades of brown and gray, with a lighter coloration on its underside. The olive baboon has a hairless face, with a prominent muzzle and a dog-like snout, giving it an unmistakable identity. This species has long, powerful limbs and a short tail, enabling it to move swiftly both on the ground and in trees. Highly social, olive baboons form large troops, displaying complex social hierarchies and engaging in vocal communication. With its compelling features and sociable nature, the olive baboon is an intriguing member of the primate family.
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