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  • maricksu by maricksu moderator

    #young #baboon on moms back 😃 I think at least two more baboons in background

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  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    Does anyone else think mom looks like a male?

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  • maricksu by maricksu moderator

    I can not tell gender, but it really looks quite stocky and big 😃 Now I doubt if young on back at all or walking simultaneously behind? 😃

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  • tillydad by tillydad moderator

    Young is on back . Males sometimes "kidnap" them so as to get friendlier with females and to change their social status 😃

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  • maricksu by maricksu moderator

    Thank you both David and Tillydad for noticing and info of male possibility!! 😃 Yes, it is amazing how wise and clever baboons can be 😃

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  • tillydad by tillydad moderator

    My pleasure,baboons are really fascinating .Their society is complex and great to study . I have been reading all I can about them 😃

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  • maricksu by maricksu moderator

    I agree 😃 I recall film of alone male, that through long, planned project becoming friend of one female, made his way to be member of troop

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  • maricksu by maricksu moderator

    and e.g. moments when male may take baby when in trouble, to prohibit boss male punishment, knowing he won't attack then not to hurt baby 😃

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