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The five baboon species are some of the largest non-hominid members of the primate order; only the Mandrill and the Drill are larger. In modern scientific use, only members of the genus Papio are called baboons, but previously the closely related Gelada (genus Theropithecus) and two species of Mandrill and Drill (genus Mandrillus) were grouped in the same genus, and these monkeys are still often referred to as baboons in everyday speech. The word "baboon" comes from "babouin", the name given to them by the French naturalist Buffon. The baboon held several positions in Egyptian mythology. The baboon god Baba, was worshipped in Pre-Dynastic times; alternatively, this may be the origin of the animal's name. Papio belongs to family Cercopithecidae, in subfamily Cercopithecinae.

Another baboon society in Africa interacts with the Masai by stealing their goats for meat and waiting for Masai to dig in the dry river beds for water. After the Masai leave the water hole, the baboons sneak in to drink whatever water is left.

Location Murchison Falls, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 5.0 1/160 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Murchison Falls Weather Cloudy, Rain
Continent Africa Day Murchison Falls
Activity Game drive Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:25 14:21:38 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 2749
Height 2062 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 150.0 mm Exposure 1/160
F Number 5.0 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 242.38 m
Latitude 2.28669166666667 Longitude 31.5673694444444
Altitude 72.19987469 m File Size 3.1 MB
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