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(Colchester Gazette)   Ugly-ass baby gelada baboon is "in fact not a baboon"   (gazette-news.co.uk) divider line
    More: Sappy, IUCN Red List, Primate, Gelada, Endangered species, Threatened species, Baboon, baby gelada baboons, Conservation  
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576 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 23 Sep 2021 at 2:35 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-23 2:45:39 PM  
All right, so a koala bear isn't actually a bear, a Tasmanian tiger wasn't actually a tiger, and a gelada baboon isn't actually a baboon.

Is there something we need to tell George Strait's wife?
 
2021-09-23 2:54:17 PM  
"Adorable"
 
2021-09-23 5:10:49 PM  
Ah, common, general resemblances, or vague folk categories vs hard core taxonomics.

Next: Jackrabbits are not rabbits but are hares.

Lets see how well the rabbit/hare distinction applies to branches of the family tree of bunny groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leporid​a​e

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2021-09-23 5:17:25 PM  
FTFA:  "The duo's new arrival is yet to be sexed..."

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