Baboon cheek pouches

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In the shots above you’ll notice that baboons have a neat way of storing excess food in expandable cheek pouches.

I’m choosing to convey this week’s photo challenge: “Spare”  as an adjective using the connotation as additional to what is required for ordinary use.

12 thoughts on “Baboon cheek pouches

    1. They’re tucking into the leucadendron cones – which carry seeds. It’s a lot of work for them to break them down and they leave a trail of discarded segments with the odd seed which then gets dispersed by the wind.

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