BABOONS

The baboon genus, Papio, includes ​at least 6 species ​and 3 subspecies

Papio ursinus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Chacma baboons are found throughout southern Africa. They are found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. These baboons live in woodlands, savannas, steppes, sub deserts, and montane regions. In the Western Cape region of southern African chacmas are often referred to as the cape…

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Papio papio

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

Guinea baboons are Old World monkeys that inhabit the woodlands, savannas, forests, and grasslands of the coastal West African countries of Senegal, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Gambia. In Senegal, Guinea baboons have found a very suitable habitat in Niokolo National Park, where groups of…

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Papio hamadryas

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The hamadryas baboon is an Old World monkey found in northeast Africa, predominantly in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and parts of Sudan and Somalia. It can be found in Ethiopia’s Yangudi Rassa National Park and in Eritrea’s Harar Wildlife Sanctuary. There are also populations in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, where they are…

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Papio kindae

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The Kinda baboon occurs in southwestern Tanzania (though possibly as far as northern Mahale Mountains National Park), southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Zambia, and northern Angola. Their habitat is a combination of gallery forest, thorny scrub woodlands, and savanna. Like yellow baboons

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Papio anubiss

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Olive baboons live in central sub-Saharan Africa, spreading over 25 countries, from east to west with a few pockets of isolated populations in the Saharan region. Although usually referred to as savanna monkeys, they are extremely adaptable and thrive in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from open grasslands and riverine forests… 

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Papio cynocephalus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The yellow baboon, an Old World monkey, is found in Africa, from its brown and prickly thorn scrubs and grassy savannas to its open woodlands and gallery forests. Located mostly in Central Africa, the yellow baboon can be spotted in the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zambia. ​In places like…

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