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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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