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56) Another terrestrial group of old world monkeys are the baboons. Here we see two different types -- on the left the olive baboon and on the right the hamadryas baboon. Olive baboons live on the savannas or plains of Africa in large social troops with many adult males and females. Hamadryas baboons are from northern Africa. The animal pictured here shows the impressive growth, called a shoulder cape, which marks him as an adult male. Split screen. Adult males from two different species of baboons. On the left is the darker olive baboon; on the right a gray hamadryas baboon.
Notes: Split screen. Adult males from two different species of baboons. On the left is the darker olive baboon; on the right a gray hamadryas baboon.
Scientific name: Papio anubis (olive baboon) Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)
hamadryas -- hom-uh-DRY-us
Member of the cheek pouch monkey group
Photo © by: Gustl Anzenberger (left), Nancy Staley (right)

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