Kinda Baboon

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Papio Papio kindae
Kinda Baboon
IUCN Status: Least-Concern
  • Common Name: Kinda Baboon
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1919
  • Monkey Size: 50.8 to 114.3 cm (20 to 45 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Golden
  • Habitat: Chaparral, forest, scrub forest, savanna or grassland
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania

Kinda Baboon Distribution

Kinda Baboon Characteristics

Kinda Baboon

The Kinda baboon[1] (Papio kindae) is a species of baboon found in the Miombo forests of Angola, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and possibly western Tanzania.

  • Golden in color, the Kinda Baboon has a light build and a slim, slender appearance.
  • Their fur is slightly longer and much softer than other baboons in the Papio genus.
  • Kinda baboons are the smallest of all baboons; however, adult males are about the same size as adult females of other baboon species.
  • The Kinda baboons have a shorter snout and pink rings around the eyes.
  • Babies are usually born with white hair instead of black, which is typical of other baboons.
  • Sexual dimorphism in Kinda baboons is more moderate than in other baboon species.
Kinda Baboon
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Kinda Baboon Facts

Papio Kindae

  • The species is named after the town in the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the type locality was found.
  • Kinda baboons live in groups of several males and females, similar to yellow and olive baboons. Still, they are much larger (often more than 100 individuals).
  • Compared to all other baboon species, the Kinda baboon is exceptionally docile and is characterized by a high level of male investment in male-to-female social relationships.
  • As in other species, a strict social hierarchy was observed, with female rank retained from the mother.
  • Male species join new groups and may rise in rank, but violent confrontations are generally avoided, unlike all other baboon species.

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Key References
  • [1]“Kinda baboons (Papio kindae) and grayfoot chacma baboons (P. ursinus griseipes) hybridize in the Kafue river valley, Zambia – PubMed”. Accessed November 06, 2022. Link.


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