BABOONS

These old world monkeys from West Africa are extremely intelligent and curious, they love to play and often solve quite complex problems in the wild.


GUINEA BABOONS

Papio papio

One of the most intelligent species of animals at the park, our baboons utilise complex vocal and visual displays to communicate the feelings and dominance. While here you might see them staring or raising their eyebrows at each other. Dominant males will yawn to show their teeth, displaying their dominance.

Guinea baboons inhabit a very small area in western Africa, their habitat includes dry forests, gallery forests and bush savanna, seasonally locating themselves near permanent water sources. The Guinea baboon reserve at Yorkshire Wildlife Park is designed to mimic the Guinea baboons natural habitat in western Africa, a natural habitat which is getting smaller and smaller. Due to their small range, Guinea baboons are now classified as “near threatened” by the IUCN.

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FACT FILE

Near Threatened

The guinea baboon is listed as near threatened on the IUCN red list.

Guinea baboons are found in western Africa. Their habitat includes:

  • Dry forests
  • Gallery forests
  • Bush savanna

Guinea baboons are omnivores. Their diet consists of fruit, roots, grass, seeds, small mammals and invertebrates.

Guinea baboons are threatened by habitat loss.

FAN PHOTOS

Baboons

Photo Credit: Cris Janson-Piers

Baboons

Photo Credit: Darren Flinders

Baboons

Photo Credit: Claire Witham


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