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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.
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"I think that I mentioned to you that the doctor kept a cheetah and a baboon. We had no feeling of security unless our doors were locked."
Even the great bulldog, belonging to a sporting passenger, seemed to yield to its gentle influences, and forgetting his yearning to come to close quarters with the baboon in a cage on the foc'sle, snored happily at the door of the cabin, dreaming no doubt that he had finished him, and happy in his dream.
A large troop of Olive baboons was congregated there, and climbing into the fig tree on the dam wall.
BABOONS at a British zoo have been observed flossing their teeth with broom bristles and their own hairs.
Morgan said it was difficult to suggest exactly how the baboons had learnt how to floss, but there may be a "social learning element".
business Morgan said it was difficult to suggest exactly how the baboons had learnt how to floss but there may be a "social learning element".
BABOONS may floss their teeth as a way of learning to express their personalities, research suggests.
Four baboons escaped a research facility in Texas over the weekend by using a barrel against the wall of their enclosure. Officials at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute sent out its personnel to bring the baboons back to the facility.
PARIS, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- At least 50 potentially dangerous baboons escaped from a Paris Zoo on Friday, causing havoc among guards and forcing the closure of the establishment, French media reported.
It's more than monkey business: in South Africa's Cape Town, baboons sneak into homes to steal food.
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.
From baboons to buffalo, scientists are finding examples of democracy across the animal kingdom (see Voting Gone Wild, right).