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Last updated 2008.03.19

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Olive Baboon or Anubis Baboon (Papio Anubis) is the most widely spread of all baboons. It is very common throughout East Africa.

Greyish or olive greenish coat with a dog-like shaped face (hence the alternate name from the Egyptian god Anubis witch was often represented with a dog head).

The weight of the males can reach 25 kg, body length some 76 cm. Females are somewhat smaller, weight up to 14 kg, length 60 cm.

They live in groups of very different sizes, from 5 to 250 individuals.

Additional information at Wikipedia here.