The baboon is a large primate with a dog-like face and big, prominent canines. Baboons are omnivorous and feed on lizards, birds and their eggs, and eat grass, seeds, rhizomes, berries, mushrooms, earth worms. They are also known to kill the newborns of some antelope and even leopard cubs. Baboons inhabit woodlands, semi-deserts and sub-alpine meadows, spending most of their time on the ground. The only time they go into trees is to escape predators, get food, or spend the night. Baboon young usually go up in trees to play with each other. There are two main baboon species in Africa, the Chacma Baboon of Southern Africa and the Yellow Baboon of East Africa.
WEIGHT MALE: 40 KG
WEIGHT FEMALE: 17 KG
SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 80 CM
SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 60 CM
MATING SEASON: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Weights & shoulder heights are averages