If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. They even get callouses on their bums from sitting on them all the time, similar to the callouses dogs develop on their elbows from lying down. They've also been known to open car doors and go right into people's homes in an effort to find food. We learned that lady humpbacks enjoy long-lasting friendships. My Science Shop Observer's Handbook Now that we have all the baboon butt talk out of the way, let's answer some other questions about baboons, because they are cool regardless of their ugly rear ends. Follow Discover on Twitter. The swollen red bottom of a female baboon has long been thought to be an irresistible come-hither signal for males. Baboons are indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and are found widely throughout the southern half of the continent.
The swollen red bottom of a female baboon has long been thought to be an irresistible come-hither signal for males. But now, a new study.
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From head to bottom, baboons grow to 20 to 34 inches (60 to 86 centimeters) The Hamadryas baboon lives in the hills along the Red Sea. Baboons are one of 23 types of Old World monkeys.
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It's possible, they say, that more friendly grooming could mean fewer parasites, or more social interactions could mean more eyes to watch for predators.
In this baboon species, males miss out on friendship and its possible benefits. Stay Curious. If you click the camera image in the right corner of the video feed, you can send a postcard of a frolicking baboon to your friends.
Baboons are only found in a very specific area of the world: Africa and Arabia.
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The Guinea baboon is listed as near threatened because it is believed that they may have lost 20 to 25 percent of their home range in the past 30 years.
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Locking nuts are. Apparently, in the animal kingdom, it's better to be a girl. We have seen that women macaques are superior conversationalists. We learned that.
Male baboons recognize the enlarged bottoms of their female shown that male baboons, while certainly attracted to those beautiful red rear ends. its butt to smash the skull of its pursuer into the walls or roof of its burrow.
The next step, the researchers said, is to study whether females prefer to mate later after a pregnancy and if doing so translates to better survival for offspring. Baboons have adapted to live alongside humans, which means they eat farmers' crops, making them a pest.
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All species live in big groups called "troops. If you go bananas for baboons, the San Diego Zoo has you covered. They give birth to one baby at a time, though sometimes they have twins.
And they're very protective of their food and their troop.
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|They're also the world's largest monkeys.
They even get callouses on their bums from sitting on them all the time, similar to the callouses dogs develop on their elbows from lying down.
They live in the cliffs along the Red Sea. Fitzpatrick and her colleagues wanted a precise measurement of female rump swelling, to see if bigger bottoms did, in fact, correlate with more mating and infant survival. Among other things, Silk looked at which girls had the most visitors and how often the women picked junk out of each other's hair.
It has a baboon cam in the Africa Rocks exhibit.