Wild Animals and Birds of South Africa
Written and illustrated by Oliver T. Spedding
Copyright 2013 Oliver T. Spedding
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CHACMA BABOON (PAPIO URSINUS)
Baboon males reach a head and body
length of between 100 and 110 cms and weigh about 32 kgs. Tails can
reach a length of 70 cms.
Baboons range in colour from dark brown to dark grey with a great
deal of longer black hair on the body. The tail is carried with the
first third held upwards and the other two thirds hanging downwards.
Adult males have a mane of long hair on the back of the neck and