Baboon Tales Documentary Analysis

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These particular Olive baboons in the documentary, Baboon Tales resides in the heart of Kenya. They have greyish brown colored coat covering their bodies and their home are up on white rocks. The size of their group is large, ranging from a dozen to more than one hundred individuals. The sexual dimorphism between the male and female olive baboons doesn’t differ in coloration but in size and weight. A male olive baboon is generally larger and heavier than a female olive baboon. These baboons are highly sociable. The females, in particular, are a sort of subgroup to the larger group. The olive baboons are a fructivorous species, they are also omnivores that adapt to their environment by eating what is available as their environment changes. They are foragers that travel daily from their home base in search of food. A few things this species consumes are a variety of fruits, flowers, seeds, pods, and leaves.…show more content…
The threat to their young ones can extend to vultures who can easily carry them away due to their small size. The males are the ones who leave their natal group to mate in another group but females stay in their group for their entire lives. In terms of dominance, in Mandrills and female olive baboons their offspring inherit rank from their mothers, and rank can also be earned by a baboon who can often find feeding sites. The benefit of a higher rank among females include more alliances and increased access to food and mating opportunities. Through their mothers, baby olive baboons also tend to learn who their friends or foes

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