Facts about baboons

A monkey of yellowish color, belonging to the genus of baboons and the family of monkeys, whose main habitats are the steppe and mountainous regions of Middle and East Africa, Abyssinia. Despite their size, which can reach up to 75 cm, and clumsy enough, baboons are very agile and move fast.

Baboons, like most Primates, to which they belong, live a social life, forming large flocks, the number of individuals in which can reach 80 animals, over which several very active and large males dominate.

  • Baboons are common in Middle and Eastern Africa (they are also found in Egypt and Sudan).
  • Every day, in search of food, baboons overcome distances up to 60 km.
  • Baboons never live alone.
  • The baboons feed on vegetation, insects and other animals.
  • In case of danger, baboons help each other.
  • In the world there are 5 kinds of baboons.
  • Males are 2 times larger than females.
  • Unlike primitive monkeys, baboons do not have a tenacious tail.
  • In nature, baboons live 30 years, in captivity to 45 years.
  • In 2011, a baboon named Fred was caught and killed in Cape Town, South Africa. Fred was the leader of the “gang” of monkeys (he stole food, engaged in damage to cars, even knew how to unlock locked cars). He was executed by lethal injection. About Fred was filmed a documentary film directed by Joss Lin. About it it was told and in the British television program “Baboons with Bill Bailey”.