Baboons are Bears

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#1 May 21, 2007
Why are Baboons designated Papio "Ursinus"; what is bear-like about them?

Bangor, UK

#2 Oct 2, 2007
All baboon species come under the genus Papio. Papio Ursinus is the largest baboon; the Chacma.

The naming could be down to a bear-like gait, Chacma's size comparative to other baboons or something else entirely; identifiable ursine characteristics.

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