Baboons in Uganda

The baboon is a primate and there are five species which include the olive, the yellow, hamadryas, the guinea, and the chacma baboons; the different species inhabit specific areas of Africa. They have an elongated doglike muzzle, and are omnivores and can feed on a wide range of diet including seeds, leaves, insects and small animals such as royal antelope, young monkeys among others.

baboon Baboon in Uganda

A group of baboons is called a troop and consists of 20-50 members and is made up of different social rankings. Females mature at 8 years while males mature at 10 years; this primate can live up to 30 years.

The olive baboons inhabit most parts of the country where conditions are favorable such a water source and tree cover; they can be sighted on the fringes of most forests along the road, game parks and game reserves such as Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, and Queen Elizabeth national park.