Guinea Baboon Papio papio

Guinea Baboon male
Guinea Baboon female
The Guinea Baboon is native to an area of West Africa including Guinea, Senegal and part of Mali. It is the smallest baboon.
They live in mixed groups led by dominant males with harems of females within a larger troop.
Guinea Baboon
Guinea Baboons
Guinea Baboon male
The male (above) is significantly larger than the female; he has a "cape" or mantle of longer red fur around the upper body and looks as if his trousers are falling, exposing his rump.
Guinea Baboon females
Guinea Baboon
Guinea Baboon females
The female (above centre, one with young) is much smaller and leaner, also with reddish brown hair; she also has an exposed rump which colours up red when she is ready to mate.
Guinea Baboon youngsters
Guinea Baboon juveniles
Guinea Baboon young
The youngsters (above) resemble the female but are smaller still.
Guinea Baboon
Guinea Baboon
Guinea Baboon
The Guinea Baboon is an omnivore living in savanna woodland and is closely related to the larger Hamadryas Baboon of East Africa.