Baboon Harem

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Surrounded by three of his many wives, this silvery colored male baboon appears to really enjoy his position in life! If you look closely, you can see that each of the wives has a baby baboon clinging to her bosom. Females usually average one new baby addition to the family per year. This photo was taken in the city of Taif, located in a mountainous part of the KSA. Baboons have adapted well to living amidst humans here and have managed to increase their population, unlike some other native animal species that have been hunted in the region such as leopard and hyenas, the baboon’s natural predators.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Baboon Harem

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

  2. Geogypsy says:

    What a lucky guy to have such a family.
    Less predators, more baboons.

  3. Jacob says:

    You’d have to be a baboon to have that many wives!

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