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By vickyf
A baboon family in the South Luangwa Valley, Zambia taken last month. I could watch these animals for hours. Their expressions and behaviour are very human. They live in large troops and have a complex social structure with the males seeking dominance. After watching this group, we saw a male attack a baby, causing serious injuries, and other males trying to beat him off. No one seemed to know what had caused this unprovoked attack - alarming behaviour which also applies to homo sapiens.

Tags: Wildlife Animals Africa Monkeys Apes Zambia Baboons Primates Wildlife and nature Yellow baboon Papio cynocaphalus cynocaphalus

Voters: Hermanus, barbarahirst, PhillipMinnis and 19 more


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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Oct 2012 1:41PM
Excellent photo ! Well times and very original title - love it Smile

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 2:03PM
great shot and interesting write up
Tibetan 5 3 England
15 Oct 2012 2:45PM
Like the title very amusing, two good photo's like them both! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Oct 2012 2:54PM
A creative title, the images are so endearing--- Marvelous!
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 3:41PM
A wonderful experience to see these animals in their natural habitat and you have got a couple of fine shots, Vicky: I suppose the attack you describe is all part of the normal pattern and structure in their lives but it must be hard to stand by and witness.
Ronnie.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
15 Oct 2012 3:59PM
Gang culture animal-style. Just shows what certain sections of society are devolving to.

Dave
MandyG 5 2 England
15 Oct 2012 7:01PM
Great expression Vicky Smile Mandy
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 8:04PM
Just love the look on its face in V2, great shots Vicky.
Brian
15 Oct 2012 8:57PM
Great expression Vicky and a brilliant title ..Lin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 10:44PM
They have I think here in V1 already received Vicky
and V2...opps! lost it!
two wonderful shots Vicky
hope your doing OK?
Lillian
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:26PM
Two great shots Vicky love the expressions you have captured very wll done .
RobWink

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