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Baboons don't play follow the leader – they're democratic travellers

Robert John Young, University of Salford

Baboons in the wild are known for their highly strategic and hierarchical societies. So when it comes to decisions about where to go, one might expect that some bolshie individuals will direct the group through its habitat. 808 more words


Jambo! Karibu! Sawa Sawa! - Day 3

Day 2, my first day in Nairobi was a learning experience. But it is time to move on…

Jambo! Karibu! Sawa Sawa!

Hello! Welcome! All is good! 740 more words


Knowsley Safari Park

On Saturday we were invited for a family day out to Knowsley Safari park and the kids were just going crazy over it all week…they are both great animal lovers and Megs couldn’t believe that real monkey’s would be climbing on her car and E that we would be Sooooo close to a scary lion! 976 more words

Family Adventures

The Rock Climber


Showing how it’s done in seven easy stages:  a baboon shows off agility and climbing skills.

Nature Photography

Baboons along the side of the road, Tanzania

One common misconception of Africa is that the animals roam free among the population. This is not the case, the only time we encountered animals were at the park and the immediate vicinity outside of the park. 13 more words


Reality Bites

So I have arrived safely in Natures Valley near Plettenburg Bay in South Africa. After a pretty uneventful flight, I breezed through Joburg immigration at the pace of a snail to arrive just in time to board the flight to George airport. 488 more words

The Beginning


One of my first blog post was about a baboon release which the center did back in January. This was a hectic week of trying to get 22 baboons back into the wild. 118 more words