chacma

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chacma baboon

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chacma (plural chacmas)

  1. A species of baboon from Southern Africa, Papio ursinus.
    • 1908, H N Hutchinson, Charles John Cornish, The Standard Library of Natural History
      The chacmas live in companies in the kopjes, whence they descend to forage...
    • 2006, Marty Essen, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet
      We sat quietly on the far side of the water as the chacmas treated us to a scene featuring a near-complete life cycle of activity.

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