• Question: what is the life span of a babboon?

    Asked by dem1 to Cassie on 13 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Cassandra Raby

      Cassandra Raby answered on 13 Nov 2013:

      Baboons can live a pretty long time… up to 45 years! In the wild they might live a bit less than the baboons in zoos… and usually live to about 30 years old if they have a nice long life!
      I’m not sure how old our oldest baboon is (I study 2 baboon troops and we know all their ages and names)… I might have to find that out for you!

      Here’s a good page if you want to know a few more baboon facts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/230.shtml