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Copyright: Bob Klinkhamer (bbace) (39)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-21
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 8:05
Viewed: 5362
Points: 0
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Hamadryas Baboon

Conservation status

Near Threatened
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Papio
Species: P. hamadryas
Binomial name
Papio hamadryas
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons; its range extends from the Red Sea in Egypt to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It also lives on the Arabian peninsula, though it is uncertain if this population was introduced by humans or not. The Hamadryas Baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians as the attendant of Thoth, and so, is also called the Sacred Baboon.

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