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ham·a·dry·as

 (hăm′ə-drī′əs)
n.
A baboon (Papio hamadryas) of northern Africa and Arabia, the adult male of which has a heavy mane. Also called sacred baboon.

[Latin, hamadryad; see hamadryad.]

hamadryas

(ˌhæməˈdraɪəs)
n
(Animals) a baboon, Papio (or Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Arabia and NE Africa, having long silvery hair on the head, neck, and chest: regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians: family Cercopithecidae. Also called: hamadryas baboon or sacred baboon
[C19: via New Latin from Latin; see hamadryad]
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The bridge's debut coincides with the recent opening of the first phase of Africa Rocks, an 8-acre, $68 million project that will eventually be home to birds, reptiles, plants and mammals native to Africa, including Hamadryas baboons, West African dwarf crocodiles, vervet monkeys, baboons and lemurs.
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Matt Pines, a softly-spoken Australian biologist, has spent the last five years living in a tent and socialising with the wild Hamadryas Baboons of Ethiopia.
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Natural World Special: Living with Baboons 9BBC2, 8pm) introduces Mat Pines who has been living for five years with Ethiopian Hamadryas baboons.
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