are active during the day. Their limbs are well adapted
to running fast on all fours in a rocking horse gallop.
They walk in an awkward swaggering manner. Although baboons
spend most of their time foraging on the ground, they all
retire in trees or high up on steep-sided cliffs to sleep,
safe from predators like the leopard. So they can also climb
In fact, the availability of safe sleeping sites is the
limiting factor to troop size. Because their food is so
sparsely distributed, baboons often travel long distances,
about 6-20 km a day on a home range of up to 60 sq km. Because
they share their sleeping site and often their foraging
home ground too, baboons are not territorial, although subgroups
avoid each other as they forage.