Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus
The Chacma Baboon, also known as the Cape Baboon, is one of the largest of all monkeys.
Located primarily in southern Africa, the chacma baboon has a wide variety of social behaviors, including a dominance hierarchy, collective foraging, adoption of young by females, and friendship pairings.
In general the species is not threatened, but human population pressure has increased contact between humans and baboons. Hunting, accidents and trapping kill or remove many baboons from the wild. This has reduced baboon numbers and disrupted their social structure.
The little ones are very playful!
This image was captured on the Chobe River, near Kasane, northern Botswana, Southern Africa