MAMMAL MONDAY #55
It’s that special day of the week when we meet a mammal and today’s adventure takes us to a small area in the West of Africa. Get ready to do some monkying around! Let’s do this!
MEET THE GUINEA BABOON!
Diet: Omnivore: roots, grubs, eggs
Length/Weight: 27”/ 39 lb
Conservation Status: near threatened
- Guinea baboons are the smallest of all baboons.
- Male guinea baboons have large manes of fur.
- They live in troops of around 40 individuals.
- Guinea baboons forage for food on the ground, but sleep in the trees at night.
- They are also called the savanna baboon.
- Guinea baboons are highly vocal.
We love baboons and the Guinea baboons are so handsome with their large manes. These highly social and vocal primates are so fun to observe!