Sunday, June 24, 2007
Located in East Africa, the Baboons' major predators are humans and big cats. They are intelligent and crafty and socialize together in groups of 40 to 80. They spent a lot of time grooming each other, which form bonds and keeps them clean and free of external parasites. Among males, frequent fights break out over females and food. A large part of their diet is grass, along with berries, leaves, bark, insects, fish, other monkeys and small antelopes. Baboons use over 30 sounds ranging from grunts to barks to screams. They are powerful fighters and show little fear of larger animals, including humans.