2001 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 2nd prize
Photographer

Michel Denis-Huot

01 August, 1992

A baboon steals a gazelle from a cheetah. 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.

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