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A MATURE BABOON HAS AN AVERAGE:
LENGTH OF: 4.9 FEET FROM HEAD TO TAIL
WEIGHT OF: UP TO 100 POUNDS
INTERESTING BABOON HUNTING FACTS: Baboons have also been known to eat the young of sheep and goats, and are fond of raiding crops, such as common sunflowers and alfalfa. They have an almost vermin status in farming areas of South Africa. They are often the hunter's worst enemy, giving away ones position with their loud two syllable " Bog-Gom!" alarm calls.
IDENTIFICATION: Generally dark brown to grey in colour, with a patch of rough hair on the nape of its neck. Unlike the northern baboon species, males do not have a mane. Males can have canine teeth as long as 2 inches (longer than a lion's canine teeth).
Baboon are hunted throughout South Africa, but requires a CITES permit.
When hunting a trophy Baboon, they can be found throughout South Africa from grassy plains to the mountains of the Free State and dense brush in the bushveld but they do prefer the hills.
HABITS: Although they are a protected species, they are generally seen as pests as they are very destructive to lodges and homes. Males can be very aggressive and a have a very loud bark. Diet consist of grass, roots, tubers, fruits, nuts, invertebrates, small birds and mammals, and scorpions.