Animal Size

Hamadryas baboon size: How big do they get?

How big does a Hamadryas baboon get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas) reaches an average size of 67.5 cm (2′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 40 years, they grow from 878 grams (1.94 lbs) to 14.97 kg (33.01 lbs). A Hamadryas baboon has 1 babies at once. The Hamadryas baboon (genus: Papio) is a member of the family Cercopithecidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The hamadryas baboon (; Papio hamadryas) is a species of baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons, being native to the Horn of Africa and the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. These regions provide habitats with the advantage for this species of fewer natural predators than central or southern Africa where other baboons reside. The hamadryas baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians and appears in various roles in ancient Egyptian religion, hence its alternative name of ‘sacred baboon’.

Animals of the same family as a Hamadryas baboon

We found other animals of the Cercopithecidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Hamadryas baboon

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Hamadryas baboon:

Animals with the same litter size as a Hamadryas baboon

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hamadryas baboon:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hamadryas baboon

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Hamadryas baboon:

Animals with the same weight as a Hamadryas baboon

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Papio hamadryas: