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Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Grouping Old World monkey
Observation Number (Open Context) 91
Subspecies Papio anubis
Common name Olive baboon
Period of study September 1970 - October 1971
Country or Region Kenya
Method Scan sampling
Wet season Minor rainy season: November, Major rainy season: April - June
Dry season December - March, July - October
Environment Open grassland, scrub bushland
Altitude (m) 1,768 - 2,000
% Fruit 2.3
% Roots 27.0
% Herbs 52.9
% Vertebrates 1.6
% Invertebrates 0.3
% Other 15.5
Fruit availability peak January - March
Low fruit availability June - September
Percentages Based on time spent feeding
Notes Other comprises other materials, and Opuntia sp., Acacia sp., and A. drepanolobium. Herbs are comprised of grasses.
Reference Harding 1976
Scanning method All day follows, lasting for 12 hours each day.
Full Reference
Harding, R. S. O. (1976). Ranging patterns of a troop of baboon (Papio anubis) in Kenya. Folia Primatologica, 25: 143-185. [Available at:]
Suggested Citation

Rebecca Haywood. (2020) "Old World monkey 91 from Africa/Kenya/Kekopey Ranch, Gilgil, Kenya". In Database of non-human primate dietary studies. Rebecca Haywood (Ed). Released: 2020-08-21. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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