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Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas baboons are big, strong monkeys. Unlike the flat faces of most monkeys, a baboon’s face has a long snout and a squared-off, dog-like muzzle. The face, rump, hands, and feet are bare, but fur covers the rest of the body. Females are a light, olive-brown. Males are much lighter, with a long, silvery “cape” that extends from the head and shoulders to the rump. A male also has cheek tufts that are silvery white. Baboons belong to a group of monkeys known as the cheek-pouched monkeys, because of compartments in their cheeks that stretch to store food. It’s a great adaptation: a baboon can quickly pop food into its mouth, and later find a safe spot to eat it. Hamadryas primates are enormous bodied monkeys with a solid form and a pooch like gag. The two guys and females have earthy colored or light dim hide. While the females of this species have bald dark and earthy colored faces, the male hamadryas primate has a particular mantle (mane) of long shiny hair and a brilliant pink face and posterior. These mandrills sport a moderately short, tufted tail that isn't prehensile.