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10) Primates don't always live in trees. These baboons are ground-living or terrestrial. Baboons have been studied extensively in their native African habitat. They live in large and complicated social groups. Two gelada baboons sit on the ground in their dry African habitat.
Notes: Two gelada baboons sit on the ground in their dry African habitat.
Scientific name: Theropithecus gelada
The long snout seen in baboons does not mean they rely on their sense of smell more than other monkeys. Baboons need a large jaw because they have very big teeth.
Photo © by: Stephen Gartlan

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