A year in the life of a troop of Dump baboons

During 2020, PhD student Topu Rahman from Durham University, UK conducted his fieldwork at AWCRC studying the effects of human waste food on the behaviour and hormonal responses of a wild chacma baboon troop. After habituating a troop of baboons that spends time at the local dump, Rahman and his team of research assistants recordedContinue reading “A year in the life of a troop of Dump baboons”

Valentines Day – primate flirtation

A Valentines Day blog on baboon behaviour can really only mean we are looking at one thing… It has been said that romantic behaviour in primates can be not too dissimilar to our own human behaviour. Whether this provokes amusement or embarrassment is really up to the prospective reader! Grooming is a very important partContinue reading “Valentines Day – primate flirtation”