Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
Hamadryas baboons are very interersting animals, and provide a great deal of entertainment to people who visit them in zoos. There are also populations of hamadryas baboons, especially on the Arabian peninsula, which attract visitors and tourists to view them. Some of these animals have been used in medical research.
Positive Impacts: research and education
- Williams-Blangero, S., J. Vandenberg, J. Blangero, L. Konigsberg, B. Dyke. 1990. Genetic differentiation between baboon subspecies: Relevance for biomedical research. American Journal of Primatology, 20: 67-81.