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In this section are copies of original works of art. All of them are dedicated to helping us live according to unconditional love and compassion, which is the foundation of our peaceful means of bringing true and lasting peace to all of God's creatures, whether they are human beings or other animals.

Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

Olive Baboon
(Artwork - 161)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)

The painting is in oils on a panel and is approximately life-size, measuring 30 X 24 inches.

This is a painting I recently completed of an animal whose range overlaps that of the Long-crested Eagle, as does its habitat, preference, the Olive Baboon (Papio anubis). It is mostly found across a band of central Africa, having been found in no less that 25 different countries.

Its other common name, the Anubis baboon, also reflected in the scientific name, refers to the Egyptian god, Anubis, who was often depicted as being man-like, but with a dog-like head. Baboons are, if superficially, dog-like in appearance, with long muzzles and a four-legged gait, but they have forefeet that are more hand-like than dog-like, display greater cognitive ability than canines, and a more complex social structure, although like jackals and coyotes, they are quite omnivorous in their food choices, and often considered a nuisance to farmers.

The painting is in oils on panel and is 18 by 24 inches.

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