The Seneca Park Zoo has a troop of 12 baboons - 7 females (Pimento, Ursala, Pearl, Sabina, Peperella, Olive Oil, Olivella) and 5 males (Mansino, Jefferson Jr., Kalamata, Samson, Pico-de-Limon). Pimento, the dominant female, is most established in the baboon hierarchy. The baboons are mostly active during the day. They can be seen playing with the enrichment toys, running and grooming one another.
Status in the Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Lower risk; Least concern. The olive baboon is the most widespread African primate.
Found in 25 countries throughout equatorial Africa, the olive baboon inhabits the African grasslands called the savannah.
Olive baboons have a diverse omnivorous diet. They eat everything from plants, flowers, fruits, shoots and twigs, insects, lizards, frogs and turtles.