Informatie over Baboon
The chacma baboon is from the Old World monkey family. It is one of the largest of all monkeys and can be seen in abundance across the African continent. Baboons are not listed as threatened or endangered. However, populations within the Cape Peninsula are considered to be potentially threatened and are highly monitored.
Interessante feiten over Baboon
Baboons are opportunistic omnivores: they can feed on roots, fruit, seeds, small vertebrates, scorpions, birds, and seashore life among other things.
94% of genetic similarity has been found between both humans and baboons.
The chacma baboons are mostly found in troops of 10 to 500 individuals.