Baboon Juvenile Vine


Printed on archival fine art matte paper using pigment-based inks.

Photograph Number: 00219


Female baboons typically give birth every other year, usually to a single infant, following a gestation period of six months. The infant weighs approximately 2 pounds are black at birth. The females are the primary caretaker of the young, although several females will share the duties for all of their offspring.The young baboons are weaned when they are approximately one year old. They reach sexual maturity in five to eight years. Males leave their birth group, before they reach sexual maturity, whereas females stay in their birth group their whole life. The Yellow Baboon, Papio cynocephalus, is a baboon from the Old World monkey family. The face is hairless and it has a long tail which grows to be nearly as long as the body. The Yellow Baboon inhabits savannas and sparse forests in the Eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is diurnal, terrestrial, and lives in complex mixed gender social groups. The baboon is an omnivore with a preference for fruits, but it also eats other vegetation, insects and small vertebrate animals.

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