Baboons climb trees

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It’s quite a sight to see baboons perched up high looking more like birds  on a roost. But what goes up must come down: even though they are adept at climbing trees they spend most of their time on the ground. They belong to family of Old World monkeys and in fact do not have prehensile tails.   For the adults it’s a useful way to scope out the scene while the juveniles will clamber about testing strength and climbing coordination.  Here gravity dictates that they will drop to the ground.

Ben’s subject this week for the  WP photo challenge is:  Weight (less)    Why not pop over to the site to have a look at other responses to the challenge?

12 thoughts on “Baboons climb trees

  1. You did a wonderful job of capturing the moment, but like a mystery I was watching the other night, ended with “to be continued”. I too was left hanging! Kidding aside, excellent post.

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