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Yellow Baboon

The yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) is a baboon from the Old World monkey family.

It has a slim body with long arms and legs and a yellowish-brown hair. It resembles the chacma baboon but is smaller. Its muzzle is not as elongated. The hairless face is black, framed with white sideburns. Males can grow to about 33.07 in (84 cm), females to about 23.62 in (60 cm). It has a long tail that grows to be nearly as long as the body.

The yellow baboon inhabits grasslands and light forests. It is found in the eastern Africa, from Kenya and Tanzania to Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is diurnal, terrestrial, and lives in complex mixed gender social groups. It is omnivorous with a preference for fruits. It also eats other plant parts as well as insects and small vertebrate animals.

Yellow Baboon