huh....a couple of baboon species are actually native to the Arabian peninsula.
Learn something new every day.
The hamadryas baboon is found on both sides of the Red Sea, in Yemen and Saudi Arabia as well as in Eritrea, Ethiopia and nearby countries on the African side. I read an article recently that said there were only two primate species native to the Arabian peninsula, this species of baboon and human beings. If there is another baboon species in Arabia, the author of that article was unaware of it.