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Baboons are social animals. They live in large groups called troops.
Baboons are social animals. They live in large groups called troops, normally consisting of one dominant male and numerous females. The troop gives the young a good chance of survival. Baboons are omnivores but are able to survive strictly on vegetation, which is how they were originally designed.
CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Primates (monkeys)
FAMILY: Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys)
GENUS/SPECIES: Papio (Five different species)
Size: 2–4 ft (0.6–1.2 m); varies within species
Weight: 30–90 lbs (14–41 kg); varies within species
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Plants, grubs, insects, and small vertebrates
Habitat: Savannah, open woodland, and hills in Africa