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Baboon

Chrissy, affectionately known as “Boonie” to her human family, came to Animal Tracks at 4 years old in January 2011 from another animal facility locally. She was a part of a trio of baboons and was the odd man out and got picked on by the other two, so she was re-homed with us. She is a beautiful hamadryas/olive baboon hybrid and is the Queen that reigns over Animal Tracks! Chrissy enjoys going for walks and loves to visit our play yard where she can swing on swings or jump on the trampoline. She has always wanted to be a mother, and 3 years ago became the adoptive mom to a baby long-tailed macaque that was surrendered to us by her owners that had her illegally. We had to give Chrissy parenting lessons for a few months, and she was a quick learner and is a stellar, sometimes strict mom to Bindi, a very rambunctious youngster!

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ORDER: PRIMATES
FAMILY: CERCOPITHECIDAE
GENUS: PAPIO
SPECIES: ANUBIS  

Most active during daylight hours, (diurnal), they eat plant matter and protein, (omnivores), they have the superpower of being seed spreaders. They help grow the native species in their biomes. They are both ground dwelling, (terrestrial) and tree climbers (arboreal). They are polygamists (more than 1 mate) in a patriarchal (male dominated) society. They are very social and live in dominance hierarchies which can be quite brutal at times. They reproduce year-round, are pregnant 180 days, normally producing 1 baby at a time. They sexually mature between 7 and 10 yrs. of age. Males often help raise the babies.

Threats

Big cats, wild dogs, hyenas, chimpanzees, crocodiles, man and the destruction of their homes by agriculture.

Conservation Status

LC - Least Concern

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