Hamadryas baboons are very social animals. They spend hours grooming each other and communicate in many different ways, such as calls, scents, and gestures.

Mature males are a silvery-grey colour and have a distinctive mane around their head. Females look very different to males, they have no mane, are a brownish colour, and are only half the size.

Both male and female baboons have reddish-pink padded bottoms that make it more comfortable for them to sit on rocks to sleep, or the hard ground when they are foraging around for food.

Our baboons love to eat hard boiled eggs and scrambled eggs. In total, our troop munches 63 eggs a week. 


Ice blocks for baboons

On a hot summer's day, an enormous ice block is the perfect treat for our troop of baboons.