• Olive Baboons in Murchison Falls National Park
  • 21st to 23rd July 2014

  • Olive Baboons are common throughout Uganda and are often seen sitting in the middle of the roads. They are opportunistic omnivoes eating almost any food they can find and are even powerfull enough to hunt and kill animals such as small antelope.

    Baby Olive Baboon feeding Baby Olive Baboon riding on its mother's back

    While I was photographing this cute baby I suddenly noticed that it's mother was charging directly towards me. I thought at first I was under attack but then realised she was heading for the open door of our vehicle. I just managed to slam the it shut before she reached it... but couldn't help wondering if the baby was deliberatly posing to distract me while its mother carried out her raid!

    Baby Olive Baboon relaxing beside a truck
    Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

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