The chacma baboon is characterised by the first third of the tail carried upright and the
remainder hanging down.
The rump displays pinkish callosities. The face is elongated and the nostrils are located at the
end of the snout. The colour of the fur is a grey, brown and black mix.
Baboon numbers slowly are getting smaller because of people either shooting them,poisoning them and letting their dogs loose on them.
Other dangers are snakes like Puff Adders, Cape Cobras and boomslangs.
Scorpions are not a danger to them. They actually eat them.
Another danger is cars knocking them over.
Never bare your teeth at a baboon.
Baboons eat a whole variety of different foods.
Some are roots, plants, bulbs, insects, and they sometimes scavenge in dustbins.
Baboons often come into houses in search of food and have been known to attack people for food.
A common thing for them to do is go into schools.
To keep baboons from doing this, Baboon Matters has hired baboon monitors to keep them in their boundaries.