EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)

Hamadryas baboon

(Papio hamadryas)

 Ross Snipp
Institution:   Flamingo Land Resort

Vice Coordinator: Victoria Stretch
Institution:   Flamingo Land Resort

EAZA Member Area


Flamingo Land resort

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List LC


Programme roles

The Hamadryas baboon does not have any specific conservation roles. Rather the Hamadryas baboon population is managed as EEP to maintain and ideally decrease population size and to avoid space competition with Guinea baboons and other species with important conservation roles. In order to further improve the welfare of the Hamadryas baboons the EEP is increasing group sizes and reducing the number of institutions that hold smaller groups sizes. 




Programme numbers

In August 2021, Hamadryas baboon EEP had 948 animals in 37  institutions.

Programme highlights

  • Zooquaria issue 109 (Autumn 2020, page 16–17) features an interview with Tjerk ter Meulen (Afro–Eurasian Monkey TAG Chair) about the TAG’s plans for the species under their remit.
  • EAZA published the 2020 Annual TAG report. On page 36 you can read the activities of the EAZA Afro – Eurasian Monkey TAG in 2021. 

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