The pollinator

Feasting on pincushion blooms (Leucospermum conocarpodendron), a young juvenile baboon, while handling the flowers gets covered in pollen.  As he scrambles across the bush he’ll provide a useful service of cross pollination by brushing against the pollen and spreading it to different flowers.   There he is fulfilling an ecological role as a part of a functioning ecosystem.

High in a Tree pincushion (Leucospermum conocarpodendrum, a young juvenile baboon chews on pincushion flowers.
Baboons are drawn to the Tree pincushion – Leucospermum conocarpodendron, Kreupelhout for the sweet nectar.

28 thoughts on “The pollinator

  1. I love all things primate. I study them here at university (Anthropology major) and they are the reason I switched to Bio Anthro as my major 🙂

      1. They most certainly are. They can teach us a lot about ourselves since we have a common ancestor.

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