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Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) Fact Sheet: Population & Conservation Status

Population Status

  • No total population estimate
  • Populations stable or increasing (Gippoliti and Ehardt 2008)
  • Considered abundant (Gippoliti and Ehardt 2008)
    • Majority of individuals in Ethiopia


IUCN Status

  • Least Concern (2016 assessment) (Gippoliti 2019)
  • Past assessments
    • 2016: Least Concern
    • 1996: Lower Risk/near thrreatened
    • 1990: Rare
    • 1988: Rare
    • 1988: Rare

CITES Status

Threats to Survival

No major range-wide threats

Localized threats (Gippoliti and Ehardt 2008)

  • Expansion of agriculture
  • Males are hunted for their skins

Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas Baboon

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Page Citations

Gippoliti and Ehardt (2008)

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