Chacma Baboons: babies


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.Β  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.Β  Oposable thumbs on hands and feet give them added dexterity plus additional strength to their hands.

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