Guinea baboon (Papio papio)

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Male Guinea baboon resting with several females in captivity
IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened NEAR
THREATENED

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  • The Guinea baboon is the smallest species of baboon.
  • The Guinea baboon can be found in west Africa.
  • Living in multi-male and multi-female groups, there is much aggression between male Guinea baboons for access to females.
  • Guinea baboons may mob and injure predators when threatened.
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Guinea baboon description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
GenusPapio (1)

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Guinea baboon status

Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (November, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (November, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Male Guinea baboon resting with several females in captivity  
Male Guinea baboon resting with several females in captivity

© Cyril Ruoso / Biosphoto

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Tel: +33 (490) 162 042
Fax: +33 (663) 208 434
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