Note the very young baby baboon in the shot above – it’s flesh is still very pink and it’s ears remain pressed to it’s head.
Baboons are born with deciduous/milk teeth which are replaced by age 2 – 3 years with their adult set. From about two months their fur starts thickening and changing colour; and just as you see here with this trio of youngsters play is all a part of developing agility, co-ordination and strength. Oposable thumbs on hands and feet give them added dexterity plus additional strength to their hands.
10 thoughts on “Chacma Baboons: babies”
Great composition on the second shot – I love it. It speaks volumes.
Thanks E. Playful little creatures, aren’t they!
Beautiful! Hmmm… the last picture puts me in mind of my young son and his friends… 🙂
🙂 primates we are! I’m convinced that these three were having fun.
I enjoy the expression of the one holding onto the spout of the tap – very determined looking.
They enjoyed this game – spent ages doing tricks, jumping climbing bombing each other ….. and no tears. 🙂
The shot of the babies is simply divine!
Aww, don’t they just melt the heart, these little characters 🙂
Three cheeky kids in the playground!
Yes!! I love them, i often see human similarities 🙂