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Group of Olive Baboons

The mesh makes photos difficult . This nice group of six were busy foraging in the wood-chip and digging holes .

Group of Olive Baboons
Bele, 28 May 2010
    • Bele
      The mesh makes photos difficult . This nice group of six were busy foraging in the wood-chip and digging holes .
    • Pertinax
      Now I would say those are Guinea, not Olive baboons. They are very 'ginger' in colour- the trademark of Guinea baboons. I wonder where they came from originally?
    • Bele
      Good point Pertinax , they came from Portugal I believe . They are long-limbed slim animals , I seem to remember the Guinea baboons at Port Lympne and Edinburgh are chunkier .
    • Pertinax
      Could be they are not fully mature yet- they get bulkier as they mature.

      I am sure they are Guineas by the colour though.
    • Bele
      Rather strange . I checked Jonathan Kingdon's 'African Mammals' . The description and appearance of the Cefn-yr-Erw baboons matches the Yellow Baboon most closely - a slender babbon - but the colour is totally wrong . Guinea Baboon males are stockier with a cape which this male , which was pretty big , did not have .
    • Pertinax
      yes, yellow baboon is large and the most slender.

      Guinea is actually the smallest- but these are spot on for that species' colour.
    • Vulpes
      didnt these come from Causeway safari park in N.Ireland with Freddie and Peter the chimps?
    • Paradoxurus
      No, the Causeway ones were Hamadryas which have an island enclosure at Cefn Yr Erw.
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