The Social Life of Baboons
This is the story of life in a baboon troop living on an African nature reserve, Wildcliff.
Like us, baboons are intensely social. While dominated by an alpha
male, a troop of Chacma baboons has a "matrilineal" society. Females
stay with their natal troop, maintaining a social order based on birth.
Males tend to migrate between troops, and vie for supremacy and
this talk, we explore the intriguing interactions among baboon males
and females, adults and juveniles, and their evolutionary functions.
We'll see them mate and munch, play and fight, howl and hug. We'll meet
Jack London and Victor Hugo, and watch a video of their daily life.