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30th June 2008 : Babooning around

These baboons made me laugh…the lengths a baboon will go to in order to reach that tasty and nutritious delonix seed pod! The pictures speak louder than words, so here goes, starting with an establishing shot of the baboons dotted around the tree like fat fruit:

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Baboons are the one monkey I don't like. I think it's because the males get so big and scary :)

June 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternuttycow

The baboons around our place are not tame at all - they're very skittish - which is really strange for me. I'm so used to baboons being such a pain, because they have become so accustomed to humans, and they know that people = food. That's when they become a pain, coming into the house to raid the kitchen etc. Hopefully we'll be able to keep our baboons wild, as they should be...providing we don't feed them, and we always ensure our rubbish is disposed of properly, we should be able to keep a happy status quo.

July 2, 2008 | Registered CommenterTanya

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