Baboons (Savanna Baboon, Papio ursinus)
Least Concern (LC)
The Chacma baboon is one of the largest of the baboons. A dark brown coat, with golden undertones, the Chacma baboon does not have bright distinguishing features that would be found in animals like the mandrill. With long front canines and an elongated face the Chacma baboon has a fearsome profile.
||50 -115 cm
|Number of offspring
The Chacma baboon inhabits a wide array of habitats including woodland, savanna, steppes, and subdeserts. During the night the Chacma baboon look for hills, cliffs, or large trees in which to sleep.
Baboons are scavengers. They are for the most part herbivores but will make prey of vulnerable animals if the situation calls for it. However usually opt for berries, fruits, grasses and small insects.
Baboons are preyed upon by large carnivores such as lions, leopards and hyenas. Their largest threat, however, is humans.
Baboons at Naankuse sites