Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Chacma baboon, Namibia

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.

Located primarily in southern Africa, the chacma baboon has a wide variety of social behaviors, including a dominance hierarchy, collective foraging, adoption of young by females, and friendship pairings. These behaviors form parts of a complex evolutionary ecology.

In general the species is not threatened, but human population pressure has increased contact between humans and baboons. Hunting, accidents and trapping kill or remove many baboons from the wild. This has reduced baboon numbers and disrupted their social structure.

It's as though the baboon is saying  hello with his feet! Thank you to Lien 
via postcrossing for this card. A huge surprise to receive a card from
Sent: 31 July 2015   Received: 25 August 2015   Travelled: 25 days

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