Talk:Olive baboon

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Good articleOlive baboon has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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DateProcessResult
December 2, 2012Good article nomineeNot listed
November 15, 2015Good article nomineeListed
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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that olive baboons tend to mate promiscuously?
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are olive baboons endangered??? idk —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.87.184.246 (talkcontribs) .

No. That's why their Conservation Status is "Least Concern". Click on the link on the taxobox, just above the picture, for more information. - UtherSRG (talk) 13:06, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Olive baboon Ngorongoro.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Olive baboon Ngorongoro.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on May 15, 2012. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2012-05-15. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :) Thanks! howcheng {chat} 16:48, 14 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Olive baboon
The olive baboon (Papio anubis) is an Old World monkey found in 25 countries throughout Africa, making it the most widely ranging of all baboons. It is named for its coat, which, at a distance, is a shade of green-grey. At closer range, its coat is multi-colored, due to rings of yellow-brown and black on the hairs. It is omnivorous, finding nutrition in almost any environment, and able to adapt with different foraging tactics.Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Do baboons have emotions?[edit]

In the section "Communication", it's stated "Other vocalizations include ... "screams" (continuous high-pitch sounds responding to strong emotions)". Is it known that baboons have emotions? Does the cited book indicate that these monkeys are experiencing emotion? If this is an editorial choice to avoid verbiage like "in situations that, to the average human, would be emotionally charged", I can understand this shorthand. Still, maybe someone with access to the book could list out situations in which the "scream" is made? —Mwatts15 (talk) 01:19, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Olive baboon/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs) 19:05, 25 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I propose to take on this review and I will study the article in detail shortly. My initial impression is good, but I can see at once that the lead section is too short for an article of this size. The lead should provide a summary of the information in the body of the text, mentioning the main points from each of the different sections. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:05, 25 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I am putting this review on hold for one week. If during that time action is taken on the issues raised above, I will review the article in detail. If not, I will fail this nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:20, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

GA criteria[edit]

Little action has been taken on the matters mentioned above by the nominator. However, fortunately another editor has corrected some of the prose which was too close to the source, and I find that the other copyvios suspected by "Earwig", were false positives where the Wikipedia article was copied by outside entities. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:21, 15 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • The article is well written and complies with MOS guidelines on prose and grammar, structure and layout.
  • The article uses many reliable third-party sources, and makes frequent citations to them. I do not believe it contains original research.
  • The article covers the main aspects of the subject and remains focussed.
  • The article is neutral.
  • The article is stable.
  • The images are relevant and have suitable captions, and are either in the public domain or properly licensed.
  • Final assessment - I believe this article reaches the GA criteria. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:21, 15 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Olive baboon (Papio anubis) with juvenile.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Olive baboon (Papio anubis) with juvenile.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on April 29, 2018. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2018-04-29. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:36, 18 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Olive baboon with juvenile
An adult and a juvenile olive baboon (Papio anubis) at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. The most wide-ranging of all baboons, the olive baboon inhabits savannas, steppes, and forests in 25 countries throughout Africa. This highly adaptable species is omnivorous, feeding on a large variety of plants, invertebrates, small mammals, and birds.Photograph: Charles J. Sharp

ENGVAR[edit]

I think this article needs to use the dialect of English used in Tanzania and Uganda. --John (talk) 10:29, 29 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sorted; language tag {{Ugandan English}} added to talk header --Whiteguru (talk) 06:44, 13 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]