Slender – snouted Crocodile
February 15, 2016
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
February 14, 2016
Scientific name:
Papio cynocephalus
Identification:
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.
Habitat:
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.
Behaviour:
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.
Food:
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.
Reproduction:
Single, pink faced young born after about 180 days gestation. Birth occur at any time of year.
Longevity:
At least 30 year in captivity