I mentioned while I was away that I had spent a good hour watching a huge yellow baboon in a tree just passed the garden.  It was too far away to take any photos – well with my small camera anyway but this is the tree.

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It was sitting  in the one with the sort of flat branches a bit like an acacia.  The scientific name of the yellow baboon comes from the greek kynos and kephalikos  which means dog and head respectively, describing the stance of the baboon and the elongated muzzle which makes them different from all other apes – including man.

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