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Baboon

In Egypt, the Baboon is linked with Thoth and Khomsu. Only two species of primate were known in Egypt: the cercopith and the dog-faced baboon (Papio hamadryas). The latter was sacred in Egypt. Probably a native of Nubia, it was brought into Egypt in pre-dynastic times. http://www.egyptianmyths.net/baboon.htm
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