Two baby Hamaydryas Baboons were recently born at the North Carolina Zoo. With 19 baboons and counting, the NC ZOo has the largest troop of baboons in the United States. In the wild, baboon troops can range from 5 to 250 members.
Not so fast
Stepping out with mom
Hanging out with the gang
Near Hamburg, Germany, Hagenbeck Zoo visitors enjoyed the antics of a pair of baby baboons as they got up to some "monkey business". The historic German zoo's collection dates back to the 1800's, but the baboons have always been a star attraction.
Mom puts a stop to the competition, for now...
This little baboon was born earlier this month at the UK's Paignton Zoo. Baby baboons weigh only a couple of pounds but are often quite bold despite their small size.
Enough sitting still!
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This funny faced fellow is new to the Frankfurt Zoo, and it looks like his elders are doing a fine job of welcoming him to the pack. Thanks to Marek Polster for the fine photos!
The Hamadryas Baboon is patriarchal, unlike the other baboon species. Females do most of the parenting. Like other baboons, the Hamadryas Baboon breeds aseasonally.