2001 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 2nd prize

Michel Denis-Huot

01 August, 1999

Baboons have highly developed canine teeth. Over the past decade it has become increasingly apparent to zoologists that not all primates are purely herbivorous. Baboons are skilled animal hunters, but are mainly opportunists, attacking vulnerable younger animals and stealing the prey of other predators. Whether or not a baboon eats meat appears to depend on the troop it is with.


Michel Denis-Huot

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