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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.
References in classic literature ?
"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."
Although he could not see through walls, he got the smells he was later to identify of lions, leopards, monkeys, baboons, and seals and sea-lions.
One baby baboon seemingly 'jumped for joy' in excited frustration, as the older youngster victoriously ran past him with the stick, and sat in the road biting his 'victory prize stick'.
A recent Discover Magazine article discussed a significant milestone in which a pig heart was successfully transplanted into a baboon, keeping the primate alive for 6 months.
The behaviour was first noted at the zoo a few years ago, when a female hamadryas baboon was seen using a bristle from an old broom to floss.
Charlotte Morgan, an animal behaviour student at the University of Exeter, spotted the primates cleaning between their teeth at Paignton Zoo Environmental The behaviour was first noted at the zoo a few years ago, when a female hamadryas baboon was seen using a bristle from an old broom to floss.
"The baboon stopped at one point and he was just looking, and then it darted into the bushes and these guys are frazzled and they are freaking out," Ms Janelle Bouton, who was on her way to a local supermarket, told KSAT-TV.
[USA], July 7 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that males of baboon, including humans, often use long-term sexual harassment to control their mates.
Crofoot fitted every baboon in the troop with a tracking collar.
We identified by next-generation sequencing HAV in the blood of a free-living olive baboon (Papio anubis) from Kibale National Park, Uganda, sampled in September 2010.
And, if memory serves me right, there are two vast stone statues of Thoth as a baboon.
He said: "Our bus drove through the lion park and when we went through the baboon enclosure, one of the baboons jumped on the skylight of the coach and smashed the window and nearly fell inside the bus.