Baboons in Africa
Five species of baboon exist around the world. These Baboon species are known as the Chacma, Olive, Yellow, Guinea and Hamadryas baboons.
4 of the 5 species (excluding the Hamadryas) can be found in southern, central and northern Africa. They are known as Savanna baboons.
We have found some of the best places to observe Baboons in Africa, in their natural Habitats.
Where to encounter Baboons
Olive baboons also practice a variety of communications, vocal and non-vocal, facilitating a complex social structure.
Olive Baboons in Kenya
During the day they are terrestrial, and live in complex, mixed-gender social groups of eight to 200 individuals per troop.
They have distinctive reddish-brown hair, a hairless, dark-violet or black face with the typical dog-like muzzle, which is surrounded by a small mane.
Hamadryas Baboons have been wandering the north-eastern African desert for thousands of years. Even worshiped in Ancient Egyptian Mythology.
The chacma baboons are an unmissable feature of Cape Town’s tourism attractions, in troops located along the stretch of mountain that makes up the Table Mountain National Park.
#5 Chacma Baboons
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