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A flange of baboons

The collective noun for a group of baboons is a congress or tribe. More recently ‘flange’ has become de rigueur among primatologists even though its first appearance was in a 1970’s television comedy.

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Baboon bottoms

The red swelling on a baboon’s bottom is called an ischial callosity. Despite it looking like it is in dire need of ointment it is in fact rather comfortable and allows the baboon to sleep on a branch without falling.