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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Grouping Old World monkey
Observation Number (Open Context) 93
Subspecies Papio anubis
Common name Olive baboon
Period of study May - August 2001, November 2001 - April 2002
Country or Region Nigeria
Method Scan sampling (2.5 minute intervals)
Wet season May - October
Dry season Late November - March
Environment CR Group: savannah woodland and lowland forest
Altitude (m) 300
% Fruit 25.2
% Leaves 3.9
% Flowers 4.8
% Seeds 23.6
% Pith & stems 2.9
% Roots 2.4
% Vertebrates 13.6
% Other 15.0
Fruit availability peak Wet season
Low fruit availability January - March
Percentages Based on time spent feeding
Notes More fruit was present in the CR group range. Distinction was not made between vertebrates and invertebrates, but they were listed as animal. Here categorised as vertebrates to be more inclusive.
Reference Warren 2003
Scanning method Scan sampling (Altmann, 1974), at 2.5 minute intervals.
Full Reference
Warren, Y. (2003). Olive baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis): behaviour, ecology and human conflict in Gashaka Gumti National Park, Nigeria. PhD Thesis, Roehampton University. [Available at: ]
Suggested Citation

Rebecca Haywood. (2020) "Old World monkey 93 from Africa/Nigeria/Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria". In Database of non-human primate dietary studies. Rebecca Haywood (Ed). Released: 2020-08-21. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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