Tag: chacma baboon

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… Continue Reading “A year in the life of a troop of Dump baboons”

Spotlight on Phd student Rebecca

I initially came out to the AWCRC as a research assistant in April 2018, but after spending 5 months here, I decided to apply for a PhD at Durham University. I was always interested in understanding the effects of human-wildlife interactions on the behaviour… Continue Reading “Spotlight on Phd student Rebecca”

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… Continue Reading “Valentines Day – primate flirtation”