Name: Baboon, Family Cercopithecidae, Genus Papio or Chaeropithecus
Description: Large ferocious dog-faced monkey. Found in groups from single family to a troop of over 200.
Location: Africa and Asia
Special Features: Cheek pouches
Large canine teeth
Elongated dog-like muzzle
Naked callosities on buttocks
Brilliant blue, purple, scarlet markings in adult male
Lives up to 25 years
Diet: Worms, eggs, insects, small reptiles, crabs, mollusks, small mammals, fruit, and young shoots of vegetation.
Neat Fact: Baboons can distinguish colors and have a very keen sense of smell.