Giant Volcano and Its Baboons With Altitude!

By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski Posted on the National Geographic Explorers Journal on July 8, 2015

Baboons (genus name: Papio; Kiswahili: nyani) are the most widespread of Africa’s monkeys. Occupying most of Africa south of the Sahara, baboons inhabit almost all types of vegetation. It is not difficult to find baboons on the beach of East Africa, in the Fynebos of South Africa, in semi-arid northern Kenya (see our earlier post: “Finding a New Monkey for East Africa”), in bamboo forest in Senegal, or in montane forest in Tanzania and Uganda.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Guereza: a New Subspecies of Primate for Kenya

By  Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong
Posted on Lolldaiga.com on February 9, 2015

Africa harbours a great diversity of primates, most of which are endemic to the continent. Of the 25 genera and 93 species of primate in Africa, Kenya has 12 genera, 19 species and 24 subspecies, and Tanzania has 14 genera, 27 species and 28 subspecies. Although primates are one of the best studied taxonomic groups in East Africa, their biogeography, abundance, and conservation status remains poorly understood.  

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