Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

With baby In a tree In the road

The olive baboon is found only in the north. We often saw groups of fifty or more animals. If they were all in trees we looked around to see if there were any cats in the area.

Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus)

Near the Water

The yellow baboon lives in the south. It is more slender than the olive. It is also more shy. 

Blue Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)


We saw a few blue monkeys in the north.

Vervet Monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus)

Carrying a baby Grooming In Grass

We saw vervets in the Serengeti. They often groomed and cleaned each other. 

Black and White Colobus Monkey (Colobus guereza)

In a Tree

We couldn't get close to a colobus, but we did see them in trees. Note the long bushy tail.

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

sitting eating leaves walking sitting a group standing relaxing juvenile closeup standing up sitting in a tree grooming hand mother and baby mother with dead infant

We went to Mahale Mountains National Park on the shore of Lake Tanganyika to photograph chimpanzees in the wild. In the last photograph, a mother is carrying the body of her dead infant, who died during an influenza epidemic. She will carry the body until the bones fall apart.

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