Known during ancient Egyptian times as the “Sacred Baboon,”Hamadryas Baboons are located in northern Africa. Their natural habitat consists of rocky areas, savannas and semi-deserts. Small birds and mammals, fruits, nuts and grasses are a major part of their omnivorous diet. They live in huge groups dictated by a complex four-level hierarchy. Their status within that hierarchy is determined by age and ability.
You can differentiate between males and females based on their fur. Males have a silver coat and they grow a long cape around their shoulders, whereas females have a brown coat and do not grow a cape. You can come see our male Hamadryas Baboon anytime you visit our walkabout in the park!