Definition of baboon
: any of a genus (Papio) of large gregarious primates of Africa and southwestern Asia having a long square naked muzzle; also : any of several closely related primates
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But others say that baboon behavior may have no implications for humans.
Spanning 8 acres, Africa Rocks will house African penguins, baboons, lemurs, monkeys, and, for the first time in the zoo’s history, sharks.
Just... probably don't grab him by the genitals, baboon-style.
The new exhibit is home to more than 40 species of mammals, reptiles and birds, including baboons, monkeys, lemurs, crocodiles, leopards, penguins and sharks.
Two females from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, were introduced Tuesday to Kansas City’s exhibit near the baboon enclosure.
The area hosts a large necropolis for thousands of mummified ibis and baboon birds as well as other animals.
Baboons range widely, and following them Wasser covered a lot of territory.
In the early 1990s, livers from baboons were transplanted into humans, an operation made possible by Starzl's research into alternatives to scarce human livers.
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Origin and Etymology of baboon
Middle English babewin, from Middle French babouin, from baboue grimace
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of baboon for English Language Learners
: a large African or Asian monkey
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Definition of baboon for Students
: a large monkey of Africa and Asia with a doglike face
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