Olive Baboon

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The Olive Baboon (Papio anubis), also called the Anubis Baboon, is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. Its name comes from the Egyptian God Anubis, which was often represented with dog head and resembled so the dog-like muzzle of these animals.

Olive Baboons have the largest range area of all baboons, extending south from Mali to Ethiopia and to Tanzania, isolated populations are also in some mountainous regions of the Sahara. They inhabit savannahs, steppes and forest areas.

The skin of the Olive Baboons is olive-gren colored with a black face. They live in mixed gender social groups with complex social behaviors. They are omnivores, eating fruits, grasses, blooms, roots, insects and small vertebrate animals.

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