Portrait of a Mother

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I’ve posted several photos of native baboons recently – I hoped you’re not getting bored with them! I got so many great shots on our trip to Taif, where baboons live in the mountains. The females, like many animal species, are not as flamboyant looking as the males (see the one I posted yesterday). They appear to be very caring mothers. The Hamadryas Baboon is native to the area around the Red Sea, including Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. To the Egyptians, this baboon was sacred, hence it is called the Sacred Baboon. They eat fruits and grasses, as well as insects and small animals.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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9 Responses to Portrait of a Mother

  1. Pingback: MyWorld: Let’s Play “Count the Baboons!” « JEDDAH DAILY PHOTO JOURNAL

  2. Gaelyn says:

    So glad you saw females as well. They just keep their hair shorter. It’s great to see animals from your world. Never bored Susie.

  3. Jerry M says:

    I love animals, and primates can be fascinating. I am always amazed at how expressive their faces can be. I liked the photo of your male yesterday, but I as a personality I prefer this female.

  4. Brad says:

    We are not getting bored. Keep posting.

  5. Judy says:

    I think she is beautiful. Such expression in that face. I wonder what she is thinking.

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