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Hamadryas Baboon
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The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons; its range extends from the Red Sea in Egypt to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It also lives on the Arabian peninsula, though it is uncertain if this population was introduced by humans or not. The Hamadryas Baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians as the attendant of Thoth, and so, is also called the Sacred Baboon.

Apart from the striking size difference between the sexes (males are often twice as large as females) which is common to all baboons, this species also shows sexual dimorphism in coloration. Males are silver-white colored and have a pronounced mane, while the females are maneless and brown. The face is colored red.

The Hamadryas Baboon lives in semi-desert areas, savannahs and rocky areas, requiring cliffs for sleeping and possibilities to drink water. It lives together in groups (so-called Harems) of Alpha males and up to 15 females which the males lead and guard. Two to three groups unite repeatedly to form federations.

The Hamadryas Baboon is omnivorous and is adapted to its relatively dry habitat. It is not discriminating in its search for food, eating anything from grasses and roots to insects and vertebrates.

The loss of its habitat by transformation in field and pastureland represents the main threat of the Hamadryas Baboon, its natural enemies (leopards and lions) having been nearly exterminated in their range. IUCN lists it as near threatened.
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Scientific Name: Papio hamadryas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names:
English – Hamadryas Baboon, Sacred Baboon
French – Hamadryas, Babouin hamadryas
Spanish – Papión Negro, Papión Sagrado
Simia hamadryas Linnaeus, 1758
Hamadryas aegyptiaca Gray, 1870
Papio arabicus Thomas, 1900
Papio brockmani Elliot, 1909
Hamadryas chaeropitheus Lesson, 1840
Simia cynamolgus Linnaeus, 1758
Theropithecus nedjo Reichenbach, 1863
Cynocephalus wagleri Agassiz, 1828
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