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Olive Baboon

Papio anubis

Olive Baboon, Papio anubis, photo © by Michael Plagens

Olive Baboons are in abundance near the lodges at Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

The coat has a greenish cast to which the name 'Olive' refers. Baboons are omnivores that can modify their food-searching habits to what is available. Thus they are frequent in many habitat types and are quick to learn how to exploit a novel food source, including those intended for humans.

Cercopithecidae -- Old World Monkey Family

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