My World: Family Portrait

Not your typical family portrait, but a family none-the-less… The large silver male on the right shows off perhaps not his best looking side which allows him to carry comfortably padded bright pink built-in seating with him wherever he goes. Weighing in at about 40 pounds (18 kg) and sporting a luxuriant full cape about his neck and shoulders, this Saudi Arabian native hamadryas baboon can live as long as 38 years in the wild. The baboon population of the KSA resides in the rocky mountainous areas of the country. His wife, the pretty little brunette on the left, is about half his size and is just one of his many wives in the harem, which can number up to 15 females. The females all mate for life with their Alpha male, and together with their offspring form a very strong and large family unit. Did you notice her cute little black haired baby clinging to her chest?

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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22 Responses to My World: Family Portrait

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

  2. Clara says:

    That’s quite an interesting family portrait. I carry my own pink padding to sit on, but I cover mine with clothing. đŸ˜‰

  3. koala says:

    That baby is cute – thanks for pointing out ’cause I would off missed it

  4. Arija says:

    She is such a cutir, and looking at him, I’m no longer worried about the size of my posterior.

  5. hip chick says:

    Reminds me of that song…”what you gonna do with all that junk, all that junk inside that trunk?”

  6. ladyfi says:

    Love the photo! And the story too.

  7. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: Neat story of the animal natives to your world.

  8. I have to admit I burst out laughing after reading the title and then that piccie opening! These always used to give us high entertainment at the zoo when I was a child.

  9. Rinkly Rimes says:

    Thank goodness for Evolution!

  10. Geogypsy says:

    Sure glad that’s not your family. Love the fancy hair dos. Haven’t I seen that ass before?

  11. Carver says:

    What a great shot. That puts a new meaning to the expression showing your backside to put it politely. I enjoy seeing your part of the world. Baboons are not something I’ve ever seen outside of a zoo. Even naturalized habitat style zoos just aren’t the same as seeing animals in their true natural habitat. That seems so amazing to me to be able to see animals like baboons in the wild.

    • Believe me, I was so excited to get all these photos. For once, we actually stopped the car and I was so happy just snapping away that I didn’t really even notice a lot of what I was getting photos of until I put them up on my computer.

  12. SandyCarlson says:

    I love the way mama is looking at papa. These are interesting creatures, Susie.

  13. sylvia says:

    That is a great built in cushion! Terrific shot, Susie! Have a great week!

  14. Erin says:

    a very interesting family portrait ^..^
    they are so lucky to have built in padding for seating…lol.
    have a wonderful tuesday

  15. Well thank God that we were not created with a rearend like that! LOL! I’m almost embarrased to look at those erotic rearends. (Must be my childhood upbringing with the Catholic nuns.)

  16. Jacob says:

    I always thought baboon rear ends looked delicate, sore, even.

    That’s probably not the case. What do I know, even though I’ve been called a baboon myself on occasion. Can’t imagine why…

  17. ewok1993 says:

    Now this should win post of the week; love the photo.

  18. Maria says:

    What a back side :)))
    Nice and funny post, though! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Guy D says:

    LOL, great photo Susie!

    Have a great week
    Regina In Pictures

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