African Game Taxidermy for Sale - Yellow Baboon
Striking African Yellow Baboon life-size mount. The monkey sits on a piece of weathered branch with a relaxed facial expression and head turned right. Nice hair with shades of yellow and dark brown. The face is hairless and framed with hair which is a characteristic of the species. A quality mount throughout with a taxidermy rating of "Excellent". A wonderful hunting trophy room addition or museum piece.
Scientific Name: Papio cynocephalus
Size of display: 28" tall x 27" wide x 20" deep
Weight: 9 lbs.
Sits on a shelf or ledge with legs hanging off.
Ships in a secure wood crate.
About the Yellow Baboon
The yellow baboon is in the family of Old World monkeys. The scientific name literally means "Dog Head". It has a slim body with long arms and legs and a yellowish-brown hair. It looks similar to the Chacma Baboon, but is smaller and its muzzle isn't as long. The the black face is hairless but framed with white sideburns.
Males can grow to about 84 cm, females to about 60 cm. It has a long tail which grows to be nearly as long as the body. Their life spans are roughly 20–30 years.
The yellow baboon lives savannas and light forests of eastern Africa, from Kenya and Tanzania to Zimbabwe and Botswana. It lives in mixed-gender groups of eight to 200 individuals. It is a omnivore and prefers fruits, but will also eat other plant parts, as well as insects. Baboons are highly opportunistic eaters and will eat almost any food they come across. Due to their messy eating habits the Yellow Baboon helps with seed dispersal making it important to its natural environment.