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Monkey Family: The Olive Baboons Living in the Savanna

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I am presenting information on the life, past rate of growth and future of the Olive Baboon. I will demonstrate the community relationship shared by the adult females, males, and juveniles in the troop and how the ranking of females plays an important part of troop dynamics. I will explain the specifics of the climate of the savanna biome and what adaptations the Olive baboon, native to this habitat, has to support its survival and the food chain it is part of. I will further show the omnivores behaviors as a predator to rodents, hares, and Thomson gazelles, as a prey to lions, leopards and hyenas, and as an herbivore, that eats tubers, lemon grass and acacia. Further, I will explore the symbiotic relationship that the Olive baboon shares with the elephants. I will further examine the pivotal role of the Olive Baboon in the ecosystem and their impact on human beings. Finally, I will explain the Olive Baboons place in the biogeochemical cycles that sustain life, in the biome through the recycling of phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen and water

The Olive Baboons Living in the Savanna
Classification
The Olive Baboon is from the Old World monkey family. There are five types of baboons with the Olive Baboon being the biggest and having the largest geological range of all baboons. In order to differentiate it from other organisms, the Linnaean classification system classifies and identifies the animal. The genus, which classifies the animal as a member of the baboon family is Papio. To be more specific within the species, the Olive Baboon is named—after the Egyptian god of the dead--Anubis. The Olive Baboon is identified as Papio Anubis (Shefferly, 2004). Native to the savanna biome, Olive Baboon's are known for their greenish-grey tinted ...

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