"Baboons" other wildlife Tip by mvtouring

other wildlife, Kruger National Park: 52 reviews and 54 photos

by mvtouring

Vital statistics

Weight Male 30 kg
females 18 kg
Height 1 metre
Duration of life 12 years

Notes of Interest

Baboons are omnivorous and will eat almost anything, fruit, roots, insects (they can remove the sting from the tail of a scorpion) sandwiches and anything else you leave around.
Baboons possess considerable intelligence and have excellent eyesight and hearing.
Found in small and large troops, with a well-developed social structure. When danger threatens, the dominant male adopts a hostile stance to protect the agile and swift troop.
They communicate with loud, deep barks and have a range of conversational utterings, shrieks and screams.
If disturbed, those on the look-out warn the troop by barking as danger approaches.
The length of the tail is about that of the head and body.
Some troops use the same resting place for lengthy periods but others may use different sites at different times and these sites may be used by different troops.
A single infant is born and there is a close bond between mother and young.
Their enemies are leopard and man. Thye will jump considerable distances to escape a leopard, making wild cries. They are not so successful in escaping man.

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  • Written Oct 11, 2004
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