Common Name: Chacma Baboon
Binomial Name: Papio ursinus
Identification: Fairly large size. Long, dog-like snout. Uniform grey to grey-brown colour. Males are considerably larger than the females. Nearly always in troops. This is the only baboon species that occurs naturally in South Africa.
Weight: Males +/- 40 kg (88 lbs), females +/- 20 kg (44 lbs)
Gestation: 6 months
Young: Single infant
Habitat: Wide habitat tolerance, but requires rocky cliffs or tall trees to retreat to at night or when threatened. Access to drinking water is essential.
Diet: Omnivorous. Digs for roots and bulbs, eats wild fruit, seeds, leaves, flowers, insects and other invertebrates. Will eat young antelope, hares, mice and birds if given the opportunity.
Red List Status: Least Concern