|Copyright: Bob Klinkhamer (bbace) (39)|
|Date Taken: 2006-08-21|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 8:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
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Species: P. hamadryas
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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