Chacma baboon – Papio ursinus

Chacma baboon – Papio ursinus

Chacma baboon – Papio ursinus

The Chacma Baboon is one of the heaviest baboons.

Its coat is gray- green when we observe distance and gray to dark brown when viewed up close. Its face is sharp and pointed. Males do not have a mane.

It measures up to 1.15 m and weighs between 15 and 31 kg. Its life expectancy is 15 to 20 years. However, it can live up to 45 years old in captivity.

It is found in southern Africa, where it lives in varied habitats ranging from deserts to grasslands.

This omnivore eats mostly fruits, but also seeds, insects and small vertebrates.

Sexual maturity is reached at the age of 3 to 5 and the gestation period is about 6 months. A litter has only one baby .

The species is not really threatened. However, in some places, its habitat is declining.

Also some are killed because they are too aggressive and dangerous.