Slender – snouted Crocodile
February 15, 2016
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
February 14, 2016
Scientific name:
Papio cynocephalus
Yellowish brown coat in colour. Relatively slender and long limbed build, with males larger than females. When standing or walking, shoulders are higher than rump. Elongated and dog - like muzzle is especially well developed in males.
Usually associated with wooded savanna but also found in mountainous and hilly country. Access to drinking water essential, as well as to roosting cliffs or tall trees.
Highly social, living in troops of 15 - 100 individuals. Adult male dominant over females and there is a strict pecking order. Dominant male determines when troop will move or rest and usually has sole mating rights with receptive females.
True omnivores, feeding on a wide range of plant and animals food, including young antelope, hares and mice that actively hunted. In Agricultural areas can be a nuisance, raiding crops and killing livestock.
Single, pink faced young born after about 180 days gestation. Birth occur at any time of year.
At least 30 year in captivity