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    • Chacma Baboon
    • Grey-footed Chacma Baboon
    • Southern Chacma Baboon
  • Scientific Names
    • Papio ursinus

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

October 19, 2014

Place

Cape Point (Google, OSM)

Description

A friend of mine had set his backpack down on the beach while he went swimming in the ocean. Those of us still on the beach saw a huge baboon walking towards us. We all took a few steps back, but the monkey went straight for the backpack and started rustling through its contents. One of my professors through his flip-flops at it, but the baboon did not leave. Eventually, it dragged the pack up to the top of the sand dune. None of us were sure what to do to recover the bag. Suddenly, out of nowhere, an ostrich came running straight at the baboon (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1198222). The baboon took off running down the beach, and the ostrich simply turned around and walked away.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

August 26, 2014

Description

We were all sitting in a lecture about South African history when our lecturer pointed out that there were baboons outside the window behind us. We all rushed over to see several baboons walking around in the open area outside of the building.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

nlaroche

Date

December 11, 2014 06:41 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 14, 2015 09:42 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Chacma baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

ctnash

Date

May 3, 2004 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Several seen around the falls

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

the past

Description

Kruger National Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 20, 2005 06:27 PM PST

Description

Drive fast--these guys are carjackers!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chacma baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

November 10, 2012 08:39 AM PST

Place

Cape Point (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Chacma baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

muir

Date

August 15, 2014 10:47 AM SAST

Description

Hey Carol, you got something right there... no, below the lip... yep, no, you still didn't get it....

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

November 5, 2012 01:45 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chacma baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

murray

Date

June 22, 2014 04:00 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Chacma baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

murray

Date

June 22, 2014 04:00 PM SAST
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Description from Wikipedia

The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), also known as the Cape baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family. It is one of the largest of all monkeys.

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