This animal behavior is called social grooming. When you see this friendly gesture, Guinea baboons are strengthening their relationship bonds within their troop. In the wild, male Guinea baboons will leave their troops, which number up to 40 baboons, to search for other troops. Female Guineas have a strict hierarchy that stabilizes the troop. Here at the Indianapolis Zoo, Cheerios are a favorite snack for our Guinea baboons!
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Riders will enjoy a 10-minute narrated journey and learn about our Plains animals, greenhouse, gardens, the Zoo’s 15,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, maintenance and commissary departments and other behind-the-scenes operations necessary to run the Zoo. Available mid-March through December, riders will also learn about the Zoo’s animal conservation mission.
Bound over to our Plains Biome for our Baboon chat! Meet our Guinea baboons which have been part of the Indianapolis Zoo’s animal collection for decades. Learn about these social monkeys and how they communicate to survive in western Africa. Check out these fascinating animals and their dynamics while they receive an afternoon snack!Learn More