The baboon


Baboons larger Old World monkeys, but are more bulky than the great apes or lower. They are primates that rarely climb trees so they can say they are of terrestrial habits.

Physical Characteristics of the baboon
They have a large head, long and thin, with a strong jaw which
it is equipped with long fangs in the case of males, but not females, hands have an opposable thumb (thumb like ours, prehensile), which has great maneuverability.
They walk on four legs so are called quadrupeds have more hair on the sides of the face, what would our cheekbones and shoulders, although like with fangs only happens to males, tail it is slightly curved upwards but it does them no use. Males are much larger than females. Their fur is usually light in color, but varies according to the species or habitat.

Feeding of the baboon
Baboons are omnivores, so they eat insects, roots, leaves, grasses, tubers, sometimes hunt small animals like rodents and small birds.

Behavior of the baboon
Due to its highly aggressive nature are few animals who dare to stalk, once a lion or a leopard when he sees one does, but if it asks for help, which is in a hurry is the lion or leopard as goes the whole herd of baboons and can kill them bites.

Baboons usually live in herds ranging from 5 to 250 specimens, this depends on the species and time of year.

Hope baboons is about 30 years and may reach nearly 45 years when in captivity.