"Africa goes bananas"

Films: In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Desert/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of average baboons.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Everyone knows that an angry baboon is best to be avoided, lest you get pelted with fists and sharp teeth. Now imagine a horde of them, coming at your town, with nothing but hunger on their minds...

History: One bad day in the African savannah, a major drought hit the land. Most animals did their best to stave off starvation and thirst. But for an army of baboons, 90,000 strong, they were not "most animals". They decided to raid the local town for just about anything they could get their hands on, even nice succulent man-meat.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After the baboons and the humans have been at each other's throats for long enough, the rains come back in full force, causing the monkeys to retreat, content that their desire for natural supplement has been fulfilled.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-90,000 screaming fanged primates coming for your head. Do we even HAVE to exaggerate how terrifying that must be? If given the motivation, these baboons could have destroyed an entire country with their sheer ferocity and numbers alone. Okay, we exaggerated a bit near the end there, but still!

Trivia: -This film claims to be based on true events. It is possible that the film takes cues from the Ethiopian drought of 1983-1985, which struck during the Ethiopian Civil War, and killed over 400,000 people. No baboons involved, though...maybe.

-The baboons in the film were olive baboons, the most wide-spread kind in Africa, and often called the Anubis baboon. Usually, their groups consist of about 150, and the biggest thing they can eat is a small antelope.

Image Gallery

They're full now, unlike the town after they were done.

They're here about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A violent death is the easy way out.

The night is alive and apparently high on crack.

Don't even bother giving him a scratch behind the ears.