There are five different species of baboons. All of them live in Africa or Arabia. Baboons are some of the world’s largest monkeys, and of all the primates in East Africa, most frequently interact with people. Intelligent and crafty, they often forage in agricultural fields. The baboons see easy food, but farmers consider them pests. The baboons at the Monterey Zoo arrived at different times, from different situations, at different ages, so the introductions to each other have been noisy at times but so far, very successful. Our plans and hopes for the new baboon exhibit are very exciting as we search for a sponsor to help fund the project.
While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational and conservation minded experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.