Professionally cleaned and mounted to a beautiful walnut wall plaque, this baboon skull would make a nice addition to a skull collection or as a stand-alone item in a room with an African-themed style. This skull is missing three of its top teeth. For that reason, we have rated it with our lowest taxidermy rating of Cabin Grade and priced it at a value price. The missing teeth are not particularly noticeable from a straight-on view as seen in the photos.
- Taxidermy Rating: Cabin Grade
- 15 1/2" tall X 8 1/4" wide X 6" deep
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Scientific Name: Papio ursinus
The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), also known as the Cape baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family. It is one of the largest of all monkeys. Located primarily in southern Africa, the chacma baboon has a wide variety of social behaviors, including a dominance hierarchy, collective foraging, adoption of young by females, and friendship pairings. These behaviors form parts of a complex evolutionary ecology. In general, the species is not threatened, but human population pressure has increased contact between humans and baboons. Hunting, accidents, and trapping kill or remove many baboons from the wild, thereby reducing baboon numbers and disrupting their social structure.
The chacma baboon is widespread and does not rank among threatened animal species. However, in some confined locations, such as South Africa's Southern Cape Peninsula, local populations are dwindling due to habitat loss and predation from other protected species, such as leopards and lions.