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 The baboon  chakma is a monkey of the Old World monkey family. It is found in some forests, savannas, and rocky areas in many African countries. They are animals that feed on plants and some animals.

 

Rabah Shakma monkey


Rabah Shakma Monkey Classification 

Kingdom: Animal

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammals

Order: Primates

Family: Ginonauts

Tribe: Rabhawi

Gender: Rabah

Genre: Rabah Shakma

Scientific Name: Papio ursinus

 

Characteristics of   Rabah Shakma Monkey

The length of the males of Rabah chakma monkeys is 70 to 115 cm and weighs from 21 to 45 kg, while the length of females is from 50 to 80 cm and weighs between 12 to 25 kg and the length of the tails of these monkeys is from 24 to 84 cm.

 

The shape and appearance of the  Rabah Shakma monkey

Rabah shakma  is a large primate with a large, somewhat bulky body, a long erect tail that hangs down at the end, large, somewhat slender but powerful limbs that end with grasping hands, and a long, downward sloping face. Rabah Shakma  has large round ears, small orange and red almond eyes, and has large nostrils. Males are larger than females and similar in  shape. As for its fur, it is thick, shaggy and coarse, and covers its entire body except the lower part, face and fingers from dark gray to black bare skin. Its color is dark brown, with dark shades of gray.

 

Rabah Shakma monkey


The environment and distribution  of the Rabah chakma monkey

The baboon shakma is endemic to southern African countries in countries such as Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the southern African country. The baboon shakma lives in tropical rainforests, dry or flood-prone savannahs, tropical grasslands, rocky mountain regions, and semi-deserts.

 

The diet of the  baboon chakma monkey

Rabah chakma eats almost anything it finds as it mainly feeds on fruit, flowers, seeds, grass, fungi and bark. It also hunts various invertebrates such as insects, worms and small mammals of all kinds from small rodents to antelopes and birds.

 

The social life of the  monkey Rabah Shakma

Rabah chakma is a social animal that lives in social groups of 20 to 50 monkeys. These groups are mixed and consist in the majority of females. Some small groups of unmarried males or dominant males with females were also observed. These monkeys have a strong maternal instinct, whereby females can adopt a baby. The baboon shakma is a diurnal animal that spends most of its time moving, feeding and socializing. In the morning, Rabah Chakma disperses to spend the day fishing. At night, baboons shakma huddle together on the slopes to spend the night safe from predators. Rabah Shakma communicates with various sounds, gestures and facial expressions.

 

predators of the baboon chakma monkey

The predators of the baboon chakma are tigers, wild dogs, as well as lions, spotted hyenas, Nile crocodiles, and rock pythons. Youngsters can be prey for vultures.

 

Longevity of monkey rabah shakma

The average life expectancy in the wild of a baboon chakma is 20 to 30 years. While living in captivity up to 45 years.

 


Rabah Shakma Monkey Reproduction

Rabah Chakma  does not have a mating season. And baboons chakma can breed  all year round. Pregnancy lasts from 173 to 193 days. The mother raises her young alone for several months. Young Rabah Chakma is born  with dark brown to black fur, which diminishes over time. The baby becomes weaned and completely independent by the age of 8 to 12 months. Rabah chakma males  are sexually mature at the age of about 60 months. And females: about 38 months.

 

Rabah Shakma Monkey Threats

Relative to extinction risk ( IUCN status)  Rabah Chakma  is in a less worrisome state ( LC) according to the IUCNDespite this, their numbers are decreasing, and the most important threat to the Rabah Chakma monkey  is poaching.

 

 

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