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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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Louis, MO, USA) were studied in baboon primary osteoblasts since miroestrol was unstable when it was isolated or synthesized as pure compound (Malaivijitnond 2012).
Visitors can see the baboons from an indoor shelter or soar above them on the zoo's one-of-a-kind vintage chair lift.
It is easy to understand the baboons are looking for food but they are intelligent and very social animals.
All 4 baboons positive for the HPIV3 genome were negative for HPIV3 antibodies (data not shown), suggesting that, at the time the samples were taken, these HPIV3 antibody-negative baboons might have been in the acute stage of infection, before a detectable immune response had developed.
The baboons were able to consistently discriminate pairs with numbers larger than three as long as the relative difference between the peanuts in each cup was large.
The wardens had a plan to trick the baboon into putting the camera down.
The other lawyers take the cue, telling their pushy peer, "Look, even a baboon understands that you are too dominant in this firm.
Thus, a medieval baboon described something akin to a monstrous, muzzled, grinning fool, a symbol of grotesque humor.
Footage filmed by the zoo shows the baboon stroking the kitty and checking its fur for fleas as it would care for its own infant, Sky news reported
Here, Mat presents his five-year study into the lives of hamadryas baboons in Ethiopia, in which he lived alongside the apes in the Awash National Park, observing their behaviour and gaining acceptance in their society.