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baboon

a PRIMATE of the genus Papio which is characterized by the presence of a dog-like muzzle, a short tail and callosities on the buttocks. There are five species in Africa and Asia.

baboon

Old World monkeys mostly in the family Cercopithecidae. They are big, with a strong facial resemblance to dogs. They are omnivorous, terrestrial, walk on all fours, and show a great variety of coloring in their distinctive ischial callosities and anogenital skin. Called also Papio.
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More than 15 baboons are killed by motorists every day in different parts of the country, with the with the Northern Corridor identified as the worst.
The team was curious about male violence and sexual intimidation in the chacma baboons living in Namibia in part because no one had ever witnessed a male baboon forcing a female to mate with him.
Based on acoustic analysis and studying tongue anatomy, they found that baboons make five distinct sounds that have "important similarities" with vowels used in human speech.
Write the following in the animal column: baboon, clam, lion, pelican, wolf.
During May 2012, we subjected total RNA from 1 mL of blood plasma of each animal to next-generation sequencing as previously described (4); results showed HAV-like sequences in 1 of 23 baboons.
But little did he realise that he would come nose to nose with a troop of baboons.
One particularly and spectacularly belligerent male took exception to this lack of interaction and with a fearsome display of macho baboon canines yelled his fury at me.
The present study aimed to establish primary baboon osteoblast cultures as a model for phytoestrogen testing, and to determine the effects of PM extract and its phytoestrogens (i.
The one-acre site is the new hillside home of the zoo's Gelada baboons - the only surviving grazing primates, native to the Ethiopian mountains.
Around 10 chacma baboons into the third-floor flat and wreaked havoc after one managed to the window open.
There are wonderful stories about baboons on the A1 and a hippopotamus in Chester-le-Street.
coli infection in a baboon kept in pet shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.