Watch What A Baboon Does To A Baby Impala…It’s Horrifying
It’s no secret, that most primates are opportunistic feeders and there are examples of certain species of primates eating meat. Years ago, this was not generally known, as humans, we tend to think of monkeys always greedily in search of and gulping-down bananas.
We now know, that there are many examples of primates eating other foods, including meat. If primates didn’t , it’s doubted that man would never have evolved from our ape ancestors.
There are five different species of baboons. All of them live in Africa or Arabia. Baboons are some of the world’s largest monkeys, and males of different species average from 33 to 82 pounds. Baboon bodies are 20 to 40 inches long, not including substantial tails of varying lengths.
Baboons generally prefer savanna and other semi-arid habitats, though a few live in tropical forests.
Like other Old World monkeys, baboons do not have prehensile (gripping) tails. But they can and do climb trees to sleep, eat, or look out for trouble. They spend much of their time on the ground.
Baboons are opportunistic eaters and, fond of crops, become destructive pests to many African farmers. Baboons are terrestrial (ground dwelling) and are found in open savannah, open woodland and hills across Africa.
Their diets are omnivorous, but mostly herbivorous, yet they eat insects and occasionally prey on fish, trout and salmon if available, shellfish, hares, birds, vervet monkeys, and small antelopes.
In the video below, we see a baboon who has caught and starts to eat a baby impala, while it’s mother desperately tries to save it and sadly fails.