Like their ancestors, they live in big, organized troops. They are curious towards humans, but retaliate accordingly if attacked. They have a sense of altruism and team-spirit, as if one is injured, it will call for help and the rest of the troop will come to its defense.
They resemble olive baboons, but are the larger chacma baboons and they
have long legs. They have shaggy, dog-like hair in response to living in the forests and grasslands, even deserts and like their groups. Baboons live in large troops.
Their presence in a Canadian redwood forests suggests that they may be descended from feral baboons who escaped from laboratories, zoos, circuses, pet-owners, and private breeders.